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.

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...

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...

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,...

“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...

“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...

"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...

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,...

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...

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...

A Gritty Childhood Growing Up in Queens

In this interview we go in depth about the childhood of one who grew up in the streets of New York, and what the life of one who grew up there may hold for them. My name is August Mazzara...

Life Story interview with Ben Zarzecki and the writer of his Life Story, Tommy Gibbons.

A writing contest was held for the 5th grade class at All Saints Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Out of 15 students, Tommy won the contest and received $500 towards his elementary tuition by the contest sponsor, Heritage Life Story...

“I don’t have to give up dancing…I can do this.”

Paulist Father Ed Nowak is an avid athlete. He runs, bicycles and hikes. But he’s also something of a cheerleader--of people moving forward in their faith. When Father Ed was a college student studying engineering at Penn State, it became...

Carol Kimichik discusses growing up in the 1950s

Carol Kimichik discusses her brother joining the army, growing up through the church, and post ww2 society

Half German and a Quarter Hispanic

My husband talks about his grandparents and parents and how their culture has influenced his own personal culture.

Klein Family History: Bob and Sally Klein Part IV

My fourth recording session with my grandparents, Bob and Sally Klein, discussing their hopes for our family's future, what they would like to tell their future grandchildren, and the role religion and the Catholic Church has played in their lives...