Together – Paulist Fr. Richard Chilson

Paulist Fr. Richard Chilson recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a #priest. In 1976, he moved to Berkeley, CA, where he spent 20 years, first as campus minister and then in studies and on special assignment. He...

Not Finished Yet – Paulist Fr. Joe Ciccone

Paulist Fr. Joe Ciccone is vice rector of St. Patrick's Catholic American Parish in Rome, Italy. The parish serves Americans and other English-speaking Catholics in the Eternal City. In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Fr. Joe reflects on his vocation...

From Experimental Psychology to Ministry: Paulist Father Paul Huesing

Paulist Father Paul Huesing says that in his post-graduate job in psychology, he was one of those fortunate people who woke up excited to go to work. But something was missing. That something turned out to be life as a...

A Distinct Call – Paulist Fr. Mike Cruickshank

Paulist Fr. Mike Cruickshank is an associate pastor at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew and associate director of the Catholic Information Center, both in GrandRapids, MI. In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, he shares his vocation story and more. To...

"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...

Universal Church – Paulist Fr. Steve Petroff

Paulist Fr. Steven Petroff is pastor of St. Patrick's Catholic American Parish in Rome. In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Fr. Steve reflects on the 99-year-old Paulist ministry in the Eternal City and shares his own vocation story. To see...

Roman Memories – Paulist Fr. Greg Apparcel

Paulist Fr. Greg Apparcel is the new director of formation at the Paulist House of Mission and Studies in Washington, D.C. He moved to D.C. in October, 2020, after serving for 16 years as head of our ministry in Rome,...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

Robust Faith

On July 1st, 2022, Paulist Fr. Rich Andre became the director of the Paulist Center in Boston, MA. Before moving to Boston, Fr. Rich served as an associate pastor at the St. Austin Catholic Parish, Austin, TX, where this interview...

Alaska, Appalachia and beyond: Paulist Father Michael Martin’s True Tall Stories

You can’t miss Paulist Father Michael Martin in gatherings of his community. He’s known as the “tallest Paulist.” His height exceeds a standard door frame. Walking with a cane, his is a commanding yet tender figure in the line of...

“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...

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...

“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...

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...

Missionary Priest – Paulist Fr. Charlie Brunick

Paulist Fr. Charlie Brunick recently celebrated the 52nd anniversary of his ordination as a #priest. In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, he shares details about this early life, vocation story, priesthood and service as a "#Missionary to Main Street." To...