"Open to the surprising encounter" -Paolo Puccini, CSP

Paolo Puccini describes himself as a pilgrim and a missionary. His Catholic journey and evangelization led him to the Paulist Fathers. After several years of study and formation with the community, in September 2019, Paolo made his final promises to...

Seth Hakes interviews his grandmother, Joyce Rowe, about how life was like back then in Clintonville, Wisconsin.

In this interview, conducted in November 2019 in Greenbay, Wisconsin, Seth Hakes (17) interviews his grandmother, Joyce Rowe (78), about her childhood in Clintonville, Wisconsin. Mrs. Rowe reminisces of her times growing up on the farm and of her younger...

Family Interview on Marriage

We talked about advice for people getting married and future families, her hopes for me, and our Catholic faith.

“I was looking for…adventure…”

Service is always at the core of Father Stuart Wilson-Smith's adventures and musical pursuits. He says that from the time he was young, he wanted his life to be focused on helping others. It was later that he decided that...

La Historia de Mi Papa

A story of my father Marco who is an immigrant, Catholic, and loving person. Listen to this unique, funny and interesting story. / Una historia de mi padre, un inmigrante, Católico, y persona lleno de amor. Escuchen esta historia chistosa,...

New Normal and Memories of the Coronavirus: Three High School Juniors Ponder Post-Virus Life

Mihi Dormeville, Victoria Hafey, and Katherine Hollensteiner talk with each other about what they think the lasting impact of Covid-19 pandemic may be on schools, themselves, and families.

“I wanted not to live on a pedestal”

Fr. Ken McGuire describes himself as a theological liberal who peers say still gets along well with conservatives. Father Ken says a Ph.D. in anthropology shaped him to understand how people approach situations from different mindsets and it made him...

“It’s a service of humility”

"Life in the priesthood is one of humility," says Michael Hennessy in this interview recorded shortly before his May 2018 ordination as a priest. Hennessy is a New Englander who started thinking about being a priest when he was teaching...

Praying at the Piano

Paulist Father Ricky Manalo's main ministry is music. But he's also a teacher at Santa Clara University, and around the world, about liturgy and culture. He writes reflections in the devotional book "Give Us This Day." Fr. Ricky is of...

How God Saved Me – Paulist Fr. Mark-David Janus

In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Paulist Fr. Mark-David Janus discusses his life, vocation story and ministry. With a background in psychology, Fr. Mark-David has served as president and publisher of Paulist Press since 2010. To see a short video...

In Your Own Words with Madu Udeh

Originally a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College's Davis Family Library initiated a series of oral interviews, "In Your Own Words." In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace their...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen Coming to the US and Traditions.

Jose Morales (42) talks about his experience about coming to the United States in 1990 from Guanajuato Mexico. He tells his story about crossing the border, and his journey to the orange fields in Florida. Jose mentions some religious traditions...

My Uncle Tim and I talk about his childhood, how he lost his parents, and how he met his wife.

We talked about how he got into playing guitar, where he was when president Kennedy died, our favorite memories together, how he fell in love with my aunt, and how horrible it was when his parents passed away.

An evangelist “reaching the unreached”

Paulist Fr. Kenneth "Ken" Boyack is vice president of the Paulist Evangelization Ministries, which has the tagline, "Reaching the Unreached in Faith." In this interview, he describes that work as well as intimate pivotal moments of his faith journey--including an...

“What we have in common.”

Fr. Ron Roberson is associate director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He staffs dialogues on the national level with the Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Polish National Catholic and Episcopal Churches....

Remembering Grampie with Angie Evans.

Having recently lost her Grampie, Angie shared about her love and affection for this major influence in her life.

Great Uncle Joe, 90 and Full of Life

My Great Uncle Joe: "I've had a gorgeous life." After the interview, he kept going. Looking at a 60" TV, he said the first TV he bought his father-in-law was a console with a 7" screen that received a single...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Keith Tomaselli

Fishtown Beer Runner and native Philadelphian, Keith Tomaselli inspires us with stories of the inception of the beer runner community that has started in Philadelphia and has grown into a small but important charitable organization across the world. Keith tells...