Becoming a Cultural Mystic with a Sacramental Imagination? Sr Nancy Ussellman & ‘A Sacred Look’

Becoming a Cultural Mystic with a Sacramental Imagination? Sr Nancy Ussellman & ‘A Sacred Look’

May 12, 2023 | Latest

Looking to take your fiction-writing and move-watching to the next level? Join host Dominic and his guest, Sister Nancy Usselmann from the Daughters of St. Paul, as they dive into cultural mysticism, and explore how cultivating a sacred perspective can enhance your writing. Or change your life.

Through analyzing popular media, such as movies and music, you’ll discover how to tap into deep human yearnings and desires to create compelling stories that inspire and challenge readers. With valuable insights and practical tips, this show is a must-listen for any aspiring fiction writer looking to elevate their craft to new heights.

– Sister Nancy Usselmann’s book, “A Sacred Look Becoming Cultural Mystics,” emphasizes the importance of cultivating a sacred view when engaging with popular culture. It’s packed with tons of popular movie and music references and analyses.
– Popular media can be a reflection of the human person’s needs and desires, including the desire for communion, intimacy, love, purpose, and meaning in life, and connecting with others.
– Cultivating a sacred view can help individuals reflect deeply on the culture they experience every day, imbuing them with a sense of intimacy with the Lord while engaging with popular culture.
– Sister Nancy notes that while there is a lot of evil in popular media culture, many stories of the culture challenge us as human beings to be the best version of ourselves.
– Sister Nancy believes that superhero stories can offer the world a message of hope, truth, beauty, and goodness and that people are yearning for something more, ultimately for God.

Book: A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics

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Dominic de Souza

Founder of LegendFiction, and a total Wandery. Geeks over epics, mystics, science, the angelic, & Netflix. A young, Catholic dad and novelist passionate about worldbuilding and faith-inspired fiction. A graduate from the Writer’s Institute for Children’s Literature, self-published a children’s novel, and works as a full time marketer and graphic designer. Married, with a small girl and a smaller corgi. Website | See more of Dominic's posts
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