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The Harvard Catholic

The Harvard Catholic

By Fr. Patrick Fiorillo

Conversations with interesting people and dedicated disciples of Christ from the greater Harvard community.

Learn more about the Harvard Catholic Center by visiting us at harvardcatholic.org
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Flipping the Table: Students Interview Fr. Patrick
Flipping the Table: Students Interview Fr. Patrick
We're back! Join us as we flip the script this episode and have Anne Bloomer '23 and Mairead Baker '24 interview Fr. Patrick with questions from the undergraduate community.  -- Find the Harvard Catholic Center online: Instagram | Facebook | Website Support us!
44:09
October 03, 2022
Living Courageously: Discerning A Vocation
Living Courageously: Discerning A Vocation
How does your vocation change your life? In a long overdue episode, Fr. Patrick sits down with Sr. Maria Veritas '10 and Sr. Joseph Andrew of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist  to share their vocations journeys and some wisdom. -- Find the Harvard Catholic Center online: Instagram | Facebook | Website Support us!
43:28
May 04, 2022
Maks Adach: Sacred Music and the Liturgy of the Hours
Maks Adach: Sacred Music and the Liturgy of the Hours
Why is giving praise to God linked to chanting the Psalms?  This month, Fr. Patrick chats with the Assistant Director of Music at St. Paul's, Maks Adach about this ancient tradition and how ordinary Catholics (including the less musically inclined!) can sanctify each day through the chanting of the Liturgy of the Hours.  Stick to the end of the episode for a live demonstration! The Harvard Catholic is a podcast from the Harvard Catholic Center, hosted by undergraduate chaplain Fr. Patrick Fiorillo. Tune in monthly to learn more about the unique individuals who make up the Harvard Catholic community! -- Find the Harvard Catholic Center online: Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Website Support us!
45:55
February 23, 2022
African Catholics
African Catholics
Join Fr. Patrick as he learns about the rich faith and culture of African Catholicism from featured guests Busola Olukoya PhD GSAS, Ezechukwu Nduka '23, and Fadzai Ngwerume '24. -- Find the Harvard Catholic Center online: Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Website Support us!
01:02:06
January 19, 2022
Running the Race: Catholic Student Athletes
Running the Race: Catholic Student Athletes
How does being an athlete impact your perspective on faith? Join Fr. Patrick as he interviews Harvard athletes Mary Kolesar ('22, Women's Lightweight Rowing), Anne Bloomer ('23, Women's Ice Hockey), and Nathan Wu ( '23, Men's Water Polo) to learn more about how they live out their faith, academics, and sport. The Harvard Catholic is a podcast from the Harvard Catholic Center, hosted by undergraduate chaplain Fr. Patrick Fiorillo. Tune in monthly to learn more about the unique individuals who make up the Harvard Catholic community! -- Find the Harvard Catholic Center online: Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Website Support us!
31:23
October 12, 2021
Catholic On Campus
Catholic On Campus
What is the Catholic experience like at Harvard? Join Fr. Patrick as he interviews an undergraduate (Maria Gonzalez), graduate student (Sarah Gustafson), and a member of the faculty (Dr. Luis Girón-Negrón) and dives into three unique perspectives.  The Harvard Catholic is a podcast from the Harvard Catholic Center, hosted by undergraduate chaplain Fr. Patrick Fiorillo. Tune in monthly to learn more about the unique individuals who make up the Harvard Catholic community! -- Find the Harvard Catholic Center online: Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook | Website Support us!
51:32
September 14, 2021
July Update
July Update
We're taking a quick break, but Fr. Patrick and The Harvard Catholic will return in September for another season of conversations. Is there anyone you'd want to see on the show? Let us know by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/NFfTn91eeBr1LaBS9 -- Check us out on our social pages and website @HarvardCatholicCenter: Facebook  Instagram LinkedIn
01:04
July 27, 2021
Finding Faith at Harvard: Recent Converts to Catholicism
Finding Faith at Harvard: Recent Converts to Catholicism
Join Fr. Patrick as he talks to recent converts to Catholicism: Tarek Abu Hussein, PhD candidate in Ottoman History, Ryan Pino, PhD candidate in Comparative Religions and Anneliese Amburn, RCIA Coordinator. 
47:54
June 08, 2021
James Kennerley: Sacred Music in Education, the Church and the World
James Kennerley: Sacred Music in Education, the Church and the World
Join Fr. Patrick as he talks to James Kennerley, Director of Sacred Music at St. Paul's. 
38:19
May 04, 2021
Healing the Body and Healing the Soul
Healing the Body and Healing the Soul
Join Fr. Patrick as he talks to two medical doctors about "Healing the Body and Healing the Soul".
33:39
April 06, 2021
Three Harvard Catholics from Three Different Places
Three Harvard Catholics from Three Different Places
Join Fr. Patrick as he talks to this month's "Harvard Catholic":  Pedro Paulo Weizenmann, Ralph Estanboulieh, and Gabriele Oliaro. 
29:32
March 01, 2021
Eliza Kelly: Mother, Missionary, and Human Rights Advocate
Eliza Kelly: Mother, Missionary, and Human Rights Advocate
Join Fr. Patrick as he talks to this month's "Harvard Catholic":  Eliza Kelly '17 - a mother, missionary, and human rights advocate.
31:60
February 01, 2021