Cinema Divina: Shared Praxis and Prayer Course (Summer with the Benedicts)





Developing New Ways of

Appreciating Catholic Culture

Through and with Popular Film




Cinema Divina: Shared Praxis and Prayer


Sister Rose Pacatte, F.S.P

Dates :



August 10 – 14, 2009





Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Location: 3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

Pauline Center for Media Studies


Credit through the Graduate Theological Foundation: $500

For personal enrichment: $100

Using the ancient practice of Lectio Divina as a point of departure, the

course will consider cinema and its culture as opportunities to encounter God in

everyday life. Lectio Divina will form the framework for developing new ways of

seeing, understanding, growing in faith and teaching with and through popular film.

In addition the course will explore cinema history, culture, influence and practical

skills about 1) how to read a film 2) ways to develop criteria for judging movies and

3) how to integrate popular film, media literacy and values as part of intergenerational


 Syllabus: See

This couse is part of:

Summer with the Benedicts… Join in the work of creating a Catholic culture. June 15, 2009 through August 28, 2009.  The International Institute of Tribunal Studies, in collaboration with the Angelicum in Rome, Italy, and the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana, is offering “Summer with the Benedicts,” a collection of classes over the summer that can be taken toward degrees, as well as for personal enrichment. Set in the Italian-style villa of Immaculate Heart Retreat House in the Los Feliz Hills of Los Angeles, the lectures will be physically relaxing, spiritually enriching and intellectually stimulating.   Classes are one to two weeks in length and include:  Latin, Italian, Psychology, Ecumenism, Canon Law, Annulment Ministry, Business Administration, and Film.  Tuition varies by course. For the brochure of courses and fees, please click: . For more information, please contact Sr. Rita J. Stuckey, I.H.M., D. Min., at (213) 637-7275 or at