Half German and a Quarter Hispanic

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

The Great Thanksgiving Listen Coming to the US and Traditions.

Jose Morales (42) talks about his experience about coming to the United States in 1990 from Guanajuato Mexico. He tells his story about crossing the border, and his journey to the orange fields in Florida. Jose mentions some religious traditions...

One Hardworking Man

I have always viewed my dad as a very hardworking man who will do anything to support his family. I wanted to talk with him to see how he views himself and how he got to where he is today.

“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...

My Uncle Tim and I talk about his childhood, how he lost his parents, and how he met his wife.

We talked about how he got into playing guitar, where he was when president Kennedy died, our favorite memories together, how he fell in love with my aunt, and how horrible it was when his parents passed away.

“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...

Learning about medicine with Dad

Teenager Tyler Bolich interviews his father, Doctor Christopher Bolich on the medical industry and how it’s affected his life and him as a person.

From Park Ranger to Priesthood: Paulist Fr. Gilbert Martinez

In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Paulist Fr. Gilbert Martinez discusses his life, vocation story and ministry. At the time of this interview, Fr. Gil was the pastor of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City....

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...

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...

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...

Seth Silva Interview with Grandfather Don Johnson.
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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...

“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...

“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...

“What we have in common.”

Fr. Ron Roberson is associate director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He staffs dialogues on the national level with the Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Polish National Catholic and Episcopal Churches....

“I love that I have a vocation”

Deacon Ryan Casey becomes Paulist Father Ryan Casey on May 19, 2018. As his ordination approached, he talked about everything from binge-watching Christian movies like Holy Man Undercover to his occasional street preaching. (Photo by Ryan Haggerty.)

St. Jude Pray For Us

Carmella speaks of her Italian background, loss of her husband and explains the special connection she has to St. Jude.

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...

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...

“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...

"There's just no greater privilege."

Paulist Father Steve Bell speaks about his conversion story, his love of music, and the pains and pleasures of being a priest. His recorded conversation with Jennifer Szweda Jordan was produced for The Paulist Fathers. (Photo by Ryan Haggerty.)

“People remember the simple human touch.”

(Photo by Ryan Haggerty) Fr. Vinny McKiernan’s worked at the Newman Center on the Ohio State University campus for 26 years. Over the course of his life and work, he’s been a novice director with the Paulist Fathers. He’s also...