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...

“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...

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...

Not Finished Yet – Paulist Fr. Joe Ciccone

Paulist Fr. Joe Ciccone is vice rector of St. Patrick's Catholic American Parish in Rome, Italy. The parish serves Americans and other English-speaking Catholics in the Eternal City. In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Fr. Joe reflects on his vocation...

From Experimental Psychology to Ministry: Paulist Father Paul Huesing

Paulist Father Paul Huesing says that in his post-graduate job in psychology, he was one of those fortunate people who woke up excited to go to work. But something was missing. That something turned out to be life as a...

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....

“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...

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...

“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...

“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...