"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...

“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...

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...

Journeying Together – Paulist Fr. Jerry Tully

In 2019, Paulist Fr. Gerard "Jerry" Tully is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination as a priest on May 14, 1994. Fr. Jerry, a Bronx native, serves as associate pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Community in Los...

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 the Garden – Paulist Fr. Ted Vierra

In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Paulist Fr. Ted Vierra discusses his life, vocation story and ministry. Paulist Fr. Ted Vierra, age 89, has been a priest for 59 years. He lives at the Paulist rectory next to St. Paul...

Start With Love – Paulist Fr. Eric Andrews

On May 13, 2020, Paulist Fr. Eric Andrews celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination as a priest in 1995. Fr. Eric, president of the Paulist Fathers, takes us on a trip to his hometown of Pleasant Valley, NY, in...

“It was as if I never heard that before…”

Father Steve Petroff is a kind of survivor on the spiritual journey--a model for anyone who believes that if you work hard and stay close to God, doors that appeared closed will open. Just before his ordination as a Paulist...

Art brings People Together – Paulist Fr. Frank Sabatté

In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Paulist Fr. Frank Sabatté discusses his life, vocation story and ministry. Fr. Frank is currently the Artist-In-Residence for the Paulist Fathers in New York City and the Director of “Openings”, an artist collective. He...

“I really loved the preaching…I just kept coming back.”

Once, when Father Matt Berrios was a teen, he missed joining his family for Mass. He looked up an alternative and ended up at the Catholic Information Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It's run by the Paulist Fathers. It was...