Nancy Usselmann, fsp

Official Website of  Author, Blogger, and National Speaker

Become Cultural Mystics

BOOK

A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics

 

ENDORSEMENTS

When you see words and phrases like ‘cultural mysticism,’ ‘transcendence,’ and ‘TV as art’ on the contents page, there is an urge to look further. Sister Nancy continues a fine US Christian tradition, both Catholic and Protestant: the quest for meaning in movies. She extends this search in this social media age to a wide range of communications and popular arts.

PETER MALONE,

Cinema Desk for SIGNIS, World Catholic Association for Communications

Sister Nancy’s unique approach to popular culture and spirituality is a revelation. We so seldom think that we can all be theologians and mystics, but Nancy leads us to wonder about God's self-communication and presence in storytelling, and introduces ways of seeing our world that lead to contemplation, reflection, prayer, and action.

 

ROSE PACATTE, FSP

Film Critic, National Catholic Reporter & St. Anthony Messenger

Sister Nancy offers a monumental contribution to the literature of Spiritual Formation and Theology of Film. Her insight, gained by an impressive immersion in both fields of inquiry, plunges her into creating an expanded and enlarged perspective of the Church's participation in everyday cultural rituals and society's craving for meaning. Her writing places her in the trajectory of  Lay Theology as well as the Catholic Imagination. This masterful examination of entertainment art as theological source in the service of mysticism deserves wide circulation and a long shelf life. Mystics everywhere along with pop culture enthusiasts are looking for and dancing to this gift from a servant of the Sacred.

SCOTT YOUNG,

President, Culture Connection

 
 

BIO

Sr. Nancy Usselmann is a Daughter of St. Paul and the Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles, California. She is a media literacy education specialist and theologian, a national speaker, blogger, and reviewer of films on 

bemediamindful.org 

Sr. Nancy  is a member of the elite Catholic Speakers Organization, CatholicSpeakers.com.

She gives numerous presentations, workshops, retreats, and media events all around the country to youth, young adults, teachers, catechists, and ministers helping to create that dialogue between our faith and the digital media culture in which we live, work, and are entertained. 

Upcoming Events
Digital Discipleship: Becoming Cultural Mystics
Anaheim Convention Center - Hall D
The Shack-A Cinematic Retreat
Pauline Books & Media
Digital Discipleship: Becoming Cultural Mystics
Christ Cathedral Campus
Author Presentation Event
Pauline Books & Media
A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Digital Discipleship: Becoming Cultural Mystics @ Theology on Tap, NYC
The Churchill Tavern
Keynote: Radiate '18 Conference, St Dominic's Church, San Francisco
St. Dominic's Catholic Church
Author Talk & Book Signing - Dedham, MA
Pauline Books & Media
Author Talk & Book Signing - Chicago, IL
Pauline Books & Media
 

CONTACT

For any media inquiries, please contact Sister Nancy:

Tel: 347-403-2355 | FB: @nancyusselmann | snancy@paulinemedia.com

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