Sr Nancy Usselmann is a Daughter of St Paul and Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles. She is a theologian, writer, presenter, film reviewer and author of the award-winning book on theology and pop culture, "A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics."
Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSP is a Daughter of St Paul, #MediaNuns, and the Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles, CA.
She is a Media Literacy Education Specialist, an international speaker, theologian, writer, film reviewer and pop culture blogger for bemediamindful.org and CatholicMom.com, with degrees in Communications Arts and a Masters in Theology and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Her award-winning book entitled, A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics is a theology of popular culture. She’s an avid social media enthusiast and can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Digital Discipleship: Becoming Cultural Mystics
How can we as Catholics engage the popular media culture? By becoming mystics! To become inculturated evangelizers today, we are called to take a sacred look on what is expressed in the culture about humanity’s longing for that something more, for the supernatural, for God! Only then can we propose the true joy of the Gospel!
Restlessness in a Mediated World
Why do we sometimes feel restless in a digital world of endless friend requests and transforming technology? How can we live the good life within a digital culture? By being media mindful so as to live the virtues that promote respect as the core of a happy life.
A Media Spirituality for the Digital Age
Faith and technology, religion and entertainment do not have to be opposites. There is a spirituality that incorporates our media lives. Learn how to be integrated Catholics in the digital age.
The Media Apostle: Blessed James Alberione
St John Paul II called him the "Media Apostle of the 20th Century." Blessed James Alberione would say, “We are not called to save the people who lived two centuries ago who had no radio, television or cinema... but those who live today!” This modern saint was the first to take on media as his sole mission and apostolate in the Church. His spirit lives on in the Pauline Family and his media spirituality. Learn more at: mediaapostle.com
Christmas is a season of Christ coming to our world...and that's why JOY, PEACE and LOVE are something to sing about! This event shares our wonderful Catholic traditions to celebrate the birth of Christ.
"Home for Christmas" with the Daughters of St Paul Since we're all home for Christmas this year the Daughters of St Paul Choir wanted to bring you some of the light and joy that Christ's coming brings to humanity through a virtual experience of their Christmas Concerts. This concert is on YouTube until January 10th, so grab the family and your Christmas socks and enjoy the beautiful sounds of the season with the Sisters' rendition of traditional and contemporary carols from their extensive repertoire. Watch it here!
A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics: Theology of Popular Culture
How should a follower of Christ engage the popular media culture? By becoming a mystic! Sr. Nancy challenges Christians today to delve deep into the rich theological tradition of the Church as the root and foundation for recognizing the beauty of God present in all that is truly human.
Did you ever wonder how the tradition of singing Christmas carols burgeoned into concerts and musical events before Christmas? With a brief history of carols, Sr Nancy will share her experience of being on tour for a Christmas Concert during the last 25 years and the power music has to touch hearts and uplift spirits.
GOD IS MERCY conference talk:
Praying for God’s Mercy: Reparation for Our Media World
It is easy to bemoan the evil that we see present in the popular media culture, but do we consider praying for reparation for the harm caused by the misuse of these “gifts of God?” When we pray for God’s mercy, we call down His grace upon our world that so desperately seeks a Savior. As we pray, our perspective changes from emphasizing the bad to recognizing the good aspects of the culture, but especially the goodness of our merciful and loving God! Reparation challenges us to “put down the scissors of censorship,” as Blessed James Alberione would say, and become media influencers who promote what is true, good, and beautiful!