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...

Nana interview

My grandparent, nana talks about her life experiences with love, growing up, her job career, and politics

Grandma & PaPa’s Love Story

I sat down to talk with my grandparents about how they met, fell in love, and got married. We hit the 45 minute cutoff point without wrapping up, but talked about how they navigated conversion to Catholicism, family tensions, and...

Grandpa Perisin’s Interview

We talked about his whole life, from his service, captivity in war, meeting his wife, and the role of religion in his life.

Interview with Natalie Nedoma
November 30, 2020 App Interview

Today, I interviewed my grandmother, Natalie Nedoma. When she was only 5 years old, Natalie’s mother died which left her and her 3 siblings in the care of her ailing father. When he died at the age of 10, her...

"A Journey of Surprises" -Heather Kinney, with The Paulist Fathers

The Paulist Fathers serve in campus and hospital ministries, administrative roles, evangelization, and other pursuits. Heather Kinney helps Paulist seminarians hone in on the direction God may be guiding them toward. She’s the community’s Associate Director of Formation for Academics...

Healthy Aging Interview

Interview with a priest about his aging process. His concerns about the future and how his faith played a role in his health.

Progress and Paradox

John told me about his life and how he grew up in Japan and was involved in the Marines. He told me all about his family and the impact that they have had in his life. He was a very...

Finding comfort in the catholic religion

My aunt is catholic and she didn’t necessarily follow all the “rules” of Catholicism but she still believes in God and has formed a relationship with God. She said that she was going through a time when she lost herself...

I Do Believe
January 16, 2020 App Interview

Amidst Thanksgiving preparations of 2019, Linda Pfeffer speaks with her grandson, Nico Joel, while his mother talks about teriyaki chicken in the background. Linda shares about her relationship with God, Catholicism, and spirituality in general that resonates with Nico as...

Avery Walkoviak interviews her grandfather about growing up on a farm and their family heritage.

This interview took place in Eugene, Oregon on November 29th. Avery Walkoviak (13) interviewed her grandfather Larry Walkoviak (67) about growing up on a farm as a son of a Catholic Polish immigrant. Larry shares about his family on his...

Caridad Mendez

Caridad speaks about growing up in Oaxaca and her dream of coming to the United States.

Interview with Ruth McDaniels

The topic of religion and growing up catholic

Avery Turk Interviews her Mother Danielle Turk-12/2019

In this interview, conducted on December 1st, 2019 in Penfield, New York, Avery Turk (16) interviews her mother Danielle Turk (45) about her childhood and adulthood and the memories she has acquired throughout the years. Danielle shares stories from her...

Catholicism and Creativity—A Lifelong Story

A story about growing up in a Catholic household, living 18 lives, and managing to be creative in a house full of 50 women.

Harvest Already There – Paulist Fr. Bernard Campbell

In this conversation with Emanuele Sesta, Paulist Fr. Bernard Campbell discusses his life and ministry as an American priest in Italy. At the time of this interview in 2018, Fr. Bernie was the vice rector of St. Patrick's Catholic American...

My Mom’s suicide when I was 8.

Helen Kay Campbell talks about how her mother's suicide when she was 8 effected her family.

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...

“The hardest person to come out to was myself” Siobhan and Erin interview Anne and Mary

Anne and Mary have been married 30 years. Their niece Siobhan and her wife Erin interview them about their journey coming out to themselves and their families and building their lives together.