Sister Hosea Rupprecht

Sister Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, is the co-host of The CatholicTV Network’s movie review program, Searchlight. Sister Hosea grew up in Renton, Washington, near Seattle. The oldest of five, she entered the Daughters of St. Paul shortly after graduating from high school in 1986. She made first vows in 1990 and perpetual vows in 1998. Sister Hosea received her BA in Communications and History from Emmanuel College in Boston, her MTS (Master of Theological Studies) from the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, and her MA in Media Literacy from Webster University in St. Louis. She has carried out the mission of the Daughters of St. Paul, evangelization with the communications media, in Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA, Alexandria, VA, Honolulu, HI, Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, ON, Canada. Sister Hosea is the author of How to Watch Movies with Kids: A Values Based Strategy, published by Pauline Books & Media. Currently, she is director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies East based in Staten Island, NY. To schedule a media literacy workshop for your parish, school, or diocesan conference, please contact Sr. Hosea at For more movie reviews from Sister Hosea and the Pauline Center for Media Studies staff, go to