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National Film Retreat (Virtual)

August 5 @ 5:00 PM - August 9 @ 6:00 PM PDT


2024 Retreat: AI and True Human Communication

This unique retreat experience takes participants on a journey through cinema to reflect together on our common human experience and the meaning of true human communication with the emergence of artificial intelligence as Pope Francis reflects in his 2024 World Communications Day message. With the practice of cinema divina, lectio divina with film, we enter into the reality of how we communicate with one another and God and the role of AI within human development.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL RETREAT – Online access will be given after registration.

All films are to be watched on your own prior to our Zoom meeting which will be daily at 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET. All films are available on streaming platforms such as YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime, or Vudu for a small fee. Cinema Divina guides will be provided.


  • Superintelligence (2020)
  • Past Lives (2023)
  • Big Hero 6 (2014)
  • The Eternal Memory (2023)
  • After Yang (2021)

For more information please contact:
Sr. Hosea Rupprecht: or Sr. Nancy Usselmann:


August 5 @ 5:00 PM PDT
August 9 @ 6:00 PM PDT
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