Sharon Strus: Selfless Mother, Former Catholic Nun, & Polka Accordion Star. The story of a life of humble choices & great outcomes.

Sharon's storied life starts in Michigan, shipping off to the convent at age 13, finding herself in her 20s, then marrying a Polish bus driver in her 30s, and starting a new life chapter. Gain the wisdom of a woman...

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Mialisa Bonta and Sarah Spieldenner

Mialisa (42) talks to Sarah (54) talk about their experiences at Friends Seminary School. Mialisa was Sarah's student and tells Sarah of the incredible impact Sarah had on her development of sense of self. Mialisa and Sarah discuss teaching risks...

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...

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...

Sandy and Barb talks about the events at the college brought about advances in the Health Center and an unexpected vocation.

Sandy and Barb talks about the events at the college brought about advances in the Health Center and an unexpected vocation.

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...

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Dolores Sheff and Nancy Jones

One Small Step conversation partners Dolores Sheff (63) and Nancy Jones (70) discuss voting for different parties, but sharing many common interests and opinions around being compassionate towards others, education, money in politics, abortion, gun control, anti-depressants and joy.

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Michael Wilcox and Richard Lynch

Colleagues Michael Wilcox (35) and Richard Lynch (53) share a conversation about their work at Re-entry Alliance Pensacola (REAP), how they came to that work, and about homelessness in Pensacola.

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...

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Jazzlyne Jackson and Shinethia Ivey

Friends and coworkers Jazzlyne Jackson (23) and Shinethia Ivey (58) share a conversation about what led them to become teachers, how they ended up working at the same school, the value of connecting with students, and the challenges and rewards...

Coming Home

Brian Bruess and Debbie Faase share thoughts on how friendship, family, hope, and change are key elements to coming home.

Interview with Classmate

Interview with classmate Caleb; where we have a conversation about a scenario and following questions regarding Philosophy.

“I want to give my life in a powerful way for something greater than myself”

I interviewed Sister Faustina of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth during the 2018 FOCUS Student Leadership Summit for Catholic college students in Chicago to ask her about her vocation story and a little bit about her life...

Rebeca Barroso

Rebeca Barroso was born in Cuba and migrated to the United States with her parents at the age of 13. Rebeca's interest in nursing came through a circuitous route through the late 1960s and early 1970s women's health movement, a...

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,...

Philosophical interview of a future dental hygienist.

For a school project we had to interview our peers with philosophical questions pertaining to their career choice.

Live the Question – Paulist Fr. Tom Gibbons

Paulist Fr. Tom Gibbons serves as the director of development and production at Paulist Productions in Los Angeles. In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Fr. Tom speaks about being a priest with a full-time job and how he strives to...