"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...

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...

A Spirited Faith: Paulist Father Thomas "Tomaso" Kane

He once wore roller skates and a Pilgrim costume to serve a turkey with sparklers. And he taught the movements of the Catholic Mass to dancers for a major production of a Bernstein musical. Paulist Father Thomas "Tomaso" Kane has...

A welcoming experience of the Church – Paulist Fr. Joe Scott

Paulist Fr. Joe Scott recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a #priest. Fr. Joe served in campus ministry for much of his first decades as priest. He was also an associate editor at Paulist Press from 1998...

Jenny Rask interviews Ffather Gene Rask about his life.

Jenny Rask: 2021-02-08 01:38:50 interviews father Gene Rask about his life. My dad receives his first Covid vaccine. Remembering close friend Father Joe Pichoto’s life and family. Growing up with Joe Pichoto and Central Catholic friends. Treasured friendships, memories of...

“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...

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Mary DeLeonardis and Thomas Williams

Mary DeLeonardis (46) interviews her father Thomas Jay Williams Sr. (81) about his childhood memories, politics, Thomas’ decision to join the priesthood, enlisting in the Air Force, and how his life has changed since having his stroke six weeks ago.

Friendships in Ministry – Paulist Fr. Bill Edens

Paulist Fr. Bill Edens is an associate pastor at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in #GrandRapids, MI. In this audio interview, he shares his #vocation story and more with Emanuele Sesta. To see a short video with parts of this...

“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...

A Distinct Call – Paulist Fr. Mike Cruickshank

Paulist Fr. Mike Cruickshank is an associate pastor at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew and associate director of the Catholic Information Center, both in GrandRapids, MI. In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, he shares his vocation story and more. To...

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...

Together – Paulist Fr. Richard Chilson

Paulist Fr. Richard Chilson recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a #priest. In 1976, he moved to Berkeley, CA, where he spent 20 years, first as campus minister and then in studies and on special assignment. He...

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...

Missionary Priest – Paulist Fr. Charlie Brunick

Paulist Fr. Charlie Brunick recently celebrated the 52nd anniversary of his ordination as a #priest. In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, he shares details about this early life, vocation story, priesthood and service as a "#Missionary to Main Street." To...

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Paige Hanks and Skip Tylman

Paige Hanks [no age given] and Skip Tylman [no age given], OSS conversation partners, spoke of their backgrounds. Paige was brought up by a strong mother figure, and Skip found he felt at home working for Procter & Gamble. Both...

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....

Fr. Brendan McKeough and Margaret Uselman

An interview with Fr. Brendan McKeough and Margaret Uselman where they discuss Fr. Brendan's life and lessons he learned at and beyond St. Norbert College. This interview was recorded on April 15, 2014.

Alaska, Appalachia and beyond: Paulist Father Michael Martin’s True Tall Stories

You can’t miss Paulist Father Michael Martin in gatherings of his community. He’s known as the “tallest Paulist.” His height exceeds a standard door frame. Walking with a cane, his is a commanding yet tender figure in the line of...

A priest who listens and talks paint off barns

After more than 20 years in the ordained priesthood, Paulist Father Charlie Donahue has a lot of insights about prayer, faith, love and community. And he wanted to be a priest even as a child, so he's been articulating religion...

“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...

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...