Overcoming Stereotypes (pt 2)

Interview with my cousin’s wife about her religious background

Chickens, Covid and creative community

Krista discusses her life as a homeschool mama of three young children and the hope that keeps her going during this unpredictable time.

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...

Maya Fuentes and her father talk about past life and religion and spirituality

In this interview, conducted on November 24, 2018 in Chicago, illinois, Maya Fuentes (16) interviews her father Oscar fuentes (53) about his past life when he was in highschool. Oscar shares stories about his memorable events in highschool when he...

Inspired by the healing ministry of Jesus Christ

"My dad was a carpenter, my mother's name is Mary and I have no illusions that I'm Jesus Christ," says Paulist Father Frank Desiderio in this interview with Jennifer Szweda Jordan conducted for The Paulist Fathers in Lake George, New...

God’s Talent Scout

Though Paulist Father Dat Tran embraces Jesus’ instruction to be a “fisher of men,” he’s learned that the harvest may not come overnight and to trust in the work of the Holy Spirit. In this interview, he speaks about transitioning...

Grandpa Chet Gives Advice on Spirtuality and Encoragement to Help Others

Listen to grandpa Chet share his experience with spirituality and positivity. He shares his motivation to help people and how he values Christianity. He also expresses how much family means to him and how spending time with them is vital....

“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...

Carol Thomas

This is an interview by me, of my grandmother. It started as a college assignment but I really enjoyed it and grew to appreciate the history of my family.

“It was a better use of my life.”

Father Frank DeSiano calls himself a "lifer." He entered the Paulist junior seminary as a teenager. That was more than 45 years ago. He's a noted leader in evangelization or sharing of the Catholic faith. Father Frank has been the...

“The ultimate meaning:” A Classics Publisher

It's a go-to book series, an encyclopedia of Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Islamic thinkers: Paulist Press' "Classics of Western Spirituality." And it was started under the leadership of Paulist Fr. Kevin Lynch. In this interview, Fr. Kevin, age 93, talks...

Vicente Alcid’s Daughter Rosemary Alcid Chaiser on Winning the lottery!

Angelique Chaiser Thomas interviews her mom, Rosemary Alcid Chaiser about how Rosemary’s Dad won the National Lottery (know as “sweepstakes”) in the Philippines. A man of deep faith- he had escaped beheading by the Japanese years prior. Rosemary describes both...

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Wally Derleth and Erin Pyles Smith
December 20, 2020 OSS Hub

Strangers and One Small Step partners, Wally Derleth (64) and Erin Pyles Smith (34) talk about their differing political views, the loss of a parent, and how their speech teachers were influential people in their lives. They find parallels in...

Amada (Molly) Leaños Talks About Her Life and Important Events that Occurred Shaped it.

Amada Leaños starts with how she grew up in Dallas right next to a quaint church. She spent her childhood with her parents, many siblings, family friends, and the priest next door living very humbly and religiously. Growing up she...

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Life Story interview with Brenda VanWeezel and her son, Thomas VanWeezel

A writing contest was held for the 5th grade class at All Saints Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Out of 24 students, Thomas won the contest and received $500 towards his elementary tuition by the contest sponsor, Heritage Life Story...

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...

Nathan Buck and Therese Lewandowski

Nathan Buck, Providence Volunteer Program Supervisor, has an in-depth conversation with Therese Lewandowski, about his spiritual journey from being a midwest, gay alter boy in a Catholic school to an openly gay, happily married manager for a Catholic organization. Nathan...