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Agape Latte | The Podcast shares authentic stories, snapshots from each speaker's faith and life journey, to pass on transformative lessons. Agape Latte is a national coffeehouse storytelling series that debuted in 2006 at Boston College.

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Agape Latte | The Podcast shares authentic stories, snapshots from each speaker's faith and life journey, to pass on transformative lessons. Agape Latte is a national coffeehouse storytelling series that debuted in 2006 at Boston College.

    Pay Attention to the Possibilities | with Fr. Pat Nolan, S.J.

    Pay Attention to the Possibilities | with Fr. Pat Nolan, S.J.

    How did Fr. Pat Nolan, S.J. decide to leave his career path in the sports marketing industry in New York to join the Jesuits? In this episode, he shares his story of how one fateful plane ride, a pair of forgotten headphones, and paying attention to the possibilities in front of him changed the course of his life.
     
    BIO | FR. PATRICK NOLAN, S.J.
    Fr. Patrick Nolan, S.J., the youngest of seven children, grew up on Long Island, NY. After seven years working in the sports marketing industry, Nolan entered the Society of Jesus. As a Jesuit, he has worked as an orderly in cancer hospital, visited inmates in a jail, taught, coached, and served as a college counselor in the Pacific Islands of Micronesia, and studied at Loyola University Chicago and Boston College. Ordained in 2018, his current mission is at Boston College High School where he serves as assistant director of enrollment and chaplain to athletics. He also serves as the vocation promoter for the New England region of the USA East Province of the Jesuits. On the weekends, Fr. Pat says Mass in the parishes of South Boston and at various Boston-area colleges, including BC at the St. Ignatius 9:30 p.m. Mass.
     
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    • 21 min
    Make Room for Change in Your Life | with Mia Cruz

    Make Room for Change in Your Life | with Mia Cruz

    In this episode, Mia Cruz shares a candid story about how navigating the uncertainty of the pandemic taught her how to make room for change, to embrace the non-linearity of life, and to create space for the hope that things will be better.
     
    Mia Cruz is a professor in the Theology Department at Boston College.
     
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    • 56 min
    Finding Patience in this New Normal | with Mike Serazio

    Finding Patience in this New Normal | with Mike Serazio

    Dealing with changing plans, uncertainty about the future, and spending less time with the people we care about has seemed to become the new normal. Mike Serazio shares how he's been finding patience during this new normal. Mike Serazio is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Boston College.
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    • 48 min
    How to Find Happiness When Life Is Uncertain | with Yvonne McBarnett (Ms. Smiley)

    How to Find Happiness When Life Is Uncertain | with Yvonne McBarnett (Ms. Smiley)

    “Are you really always happy?” is a popular question for Ms. Smiley (Yvonne McBarnett). In this episode, she answers that question (spoiler alert: the struggle is real right now for her too), shares how she’s finding happiness during these uncertain and stressful times, and gives tips for how you can find it too!
     
    Yvonne McBarnett (Ms. Smiley) is the program director for the Montserrat Coalition at Boston College.
     
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    • 35 min
    Take the Risk of Slowing Down, What You Can Learn from a Moment of Disruption | with Dan Ponsetto

    Take the Risk of Slowing Down, What You Can Learn from a Moment of Disruption | with Dan Ponsetto

    Will you live differently after everything goes back to "normal"? Dan Ponsetto shares what he's learned about moments of disruption. From the new normal after his cancer diagnosis, to life lessons during the pandemic, his takeaways have a common thread - taking the risk of slowing down can reveal what your busyness has been distracting you from. 
     
    Dan Ponsetto is the director of the Boston College Volunteer & Service Learning Center.
     
     
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    • 40 min
    How to have difficult conversations | with Steve Pope

    How to have difficult conversations | with Steve Pope

    How do you handle difficult conversations (about racism, social injustice, current events), especially with friends or family that you know you disagree with? In this Agape Latte, Prof. Steve Pope shares his thoughts on how to communicate a message you’re passionate about without judgement and how to use these conversations as an opportunity to learn about, connect with, and understand the other person. 
     
    Stephen Pope is a professor in the Theology Department at Boston College.

    • 42 min

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