Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, is a Catholic sister. She is a member of the Daughters of St. Paul and the founding director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City, CA. She is originally from San Diego, CA and has been a Daughter of St. Paul since 1967. Rose has an MA in Education in Media Studies from the University of London and a Certificate in Pastoral Communications from the University of Dayton. In addition to being a course designer and facilitator for the University of Dayton’s online faith formation program, she does catechetical film reviews for

RCL Benziger ( She is the award-winning film columnist for St. Anthony Messenger ( and contributor to the National Catholic Reporter ( on film and popular culture. She also hosts the Jesuit-sponsored online program “The INNdustry with Sister Rose on the IN Network.” ( She has co-written several books on scripture and film (Pauline Books & Media) and two books on media literacy education (Pauline Books & Media and St. Mary’s Press.) Her latest book is Martin Sheen: Pilgrim on the Way (Liturgical Press). She is currently writing a life of St. Hildegard of Bingen for Pauline Books & Media and a biography of the artist Corita Kent for Liturgical Press. Her blog, “Sister Rose Movies” is currently ranked in the top 130 church blogs in the United States.

Sister Rose gives seminar and workshop presentations on media literacy, communications, and film and spirituality in North America and internationally.