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The Joy-Filled World of Dude Perfect

''As It Was''

If you have spent anytime on the internet in the last few years you have almost definitely seen a video by Dude Perfect! The group has spent years mastering the impossible, draining world-record breaking trick shots and entertaining the world in the process.

In this episode Bridget and Darnell talk about Dude Perfect, their contagious joy, and how seeking joy while serving God can lead to some unexpected results!

Dude Perfect

How I Built This: Dude Perfect

Darnell Miller ’10, MLA ‘15

Darnell Miller ’10, MLA ‘15

Darnell Miller is a writer, photographer and videographer who loves storytelling in all forms. He is a UST alumnus who is passionate about education and study abroad.

The Musical World of Hamilton Loomis

''BOLD Podcast''

This is Hamilton Loomis. Hamilton is Galveston-born, world-touring blues, rock and soul musician. He is a UST Alumnus and is also a protege of the musical legend, Bo Diddley! But, most importantly, he is a family man.

In this episode of BOLD, Hamilton talks about life as touring musician. He shares stories of his education, both collegiate and musical, and talks about how music and travel opened his mind. Finally he talks about the challenges of balancing a family and music.

Hamilton Loomis

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Hamilton Loomis LIVE online streaming show #6, 8-15-20

UST Music Department

Get You a Praying Momma!

''Protagonists of Change''

A momma's prayer is a powerful prayer! In this episode of Protagonists of Change we explore the prayer of mothers, see the fruit that was bared and learn from their example.

First Darnell shares why his mother's bad storytelling might be a strength in her prayer life.

Then we speak to Jim Coleman, an actor and lead of St. Luke Productions show "Tolton: From Slave to Priest" to learn about his background as an actor and the life of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African-American ordained to the priesthood. We learn about the fruits of of Fr. Tolton's life and his legacy in the church today. And guess what, both Jim and Fr. Tolton have strong praying mommas!

Finally we learn about the life of St. Monica, a momma who prayed so hard it led to the conversion of one of the most important Catholic Theologians in the Church, St. Augustine of Hippo!

Learn More about St. Luke Productions: https://www.stlukeproductions.com/.

Transformative Self-Awareness

''Protagonists of Change''

Today we are talking about self awareness and how that is the first step in our growth, in life and in faith.

In part 1, Darnell shares how his wife helps him to live out Proverbs 27, you know the verse, as iron sharpens iron.

In part 2, we have a special interview: Bridget Richardson, a producer at MAX Studios has a follow up conversation with Leah Darrow, former supermodel turned catholic speaker, who was a guest on another of our podcasts, Agape and Eros, if you haven’t heard it check it out. They dive in deep and discuss the importance of self awareness in dating, life and faith.

Check out the episode of Agape and Eros featuring Leah Darrow here.

Art, Icons and Spirituality

''BOLD Podcast''

In this episode of BOLD, Al Saulso, UST alumnus and artist, shares his story. He talks about how he got into art, making a living as an artist and his introduction to writing icons. He also dives into the philosophy and spirituality of writing icons and gives all those who are interested in Iconography a gentle prod to start digging in.

The Glassell School of Art

Al Saulso

Rediscovering Catholic Innovation

''Protagonists of Change''

In this special video episode of Protagonists of Change, Darnell Miller, a producer at MAX Studios, had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Shanks, President of the OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation, to talk about the Catholic Church's history of innovation. They discuss the legacy of Our Sunday Visitor, which has been published for more than 100 years and they discuss the OSV challenge, an innovation challenge and accelerator that challenges today's faithful to meet the needs of an ever-changing church.

Learn more about the OSV challenge here.

UST Named Educational Partner in Our Sunday Visitor Institute’s 2021 Catholic Innovation Challenge

Our Sunday Visitor

Jason Shanks

OSV Institute

Two Saints Special: Alumni Giving Back

''BOLD Podcast''

In this special episode of BOLD, Darnell Miller, producer of MAX Studios, sits down with Molly Reyes and Christine Green, members of the UST Alumni Association Board and Co-Chairs of the upcoming, 10th Annual Two Saints and a Taco Tasting event. Reyes and Green talk about their college experience at UST and share why they decided to give back to the University by joining the alumni board.

They also talk about their upcoming event, Two Saints and a Taco Tasting, and how that event allows them to raise money for scholarships so that more students can experience all that UST has to offer. Finally, they share why other alumni should re engage with UST through other events or service opportunities.

If you want to get your ticket, act fast! To get your tickets to the Two Saints and a Taco Tasting Event, click here. 

Follow UST Alumni on Instagram, @ustalumnihtx, and on Facebook, @USTalumni.

What does the Year of St. Joseph Mean?

''Protagonists of Change''

Pope Francis named the current Liturgical year the Year of St. Joseph! But what does that mean? Darnell sits down with Fr. Victor Perez, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, to talk about St Joseph, the Year of St. Joseph and how he and his community have began to learn more about the life of St. Joseph and grow in their devotion to him. Ite Ad Joseph! Go to St. Joseph!
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Failing at New Year’s Resolutions

''As It Was''

After completely failing to begin any semblance of New Year's Resolutions, Darnell decided to finally sit down to figure it out. With the help of St. Augustine, and quick trip deep down the rabbit hole of our experience of time, he develops less of a structured set of resolutions and more of a guiding philosophy for the New Year.

 

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"Confessions" by St. Augustine

Darnell Miller ’10, MLA ‘15

Darnell Miller ’10, MLA ‘15

Darnell Miller is a writer, photographer and videographer who loves storytelling in all forms. He is a UST alumnus who is passionate about education and study abroad.

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