Meet Paul Cillo
From outside Baltimore, Paul is a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and La Salle University. At La Salle Paul completed a double major in secondary education and Theology. He became a Contact his senior year at La Salle after attending a winter retreat hosted by the Brothers. Since graduating he has moved to New York City where he teaches sophomore and junior religion at La Salle Academy in Manhattan and lives at the Brothers Community on 2nd Street. An avid runner, Paul is working on completing half marathons in each of New York City’s five boroughs. Paul also has a blog where he chronicles his community experience and his discernment with the Brothers.
Meet Carlos Agurto
From Brooklyn, New York, Carlos is a graduate of Xaverian High School and Pace University, and has a degree in Finance, working at Century 21 in the Wall Street area. Very active in his St. Mary, Mother of Jesus parish, Carlos coaches the 6th grade boys basketball team, is a member of the Parish Advisory Board, and teaches religion to the students preparing for Confirmation. Carlos enjoys and is a frequent visitor to the La Salle Academy New York Brothers’ Community. He attended the January 2014 retreat at Jeremy House in Philadelphia, and found the time with other Contacts and Brothers to be a big support in his discernment process. [/column]
Ideal for young men interested in the Brothers’ life and our educational mission to today’s youth—especially the children of the working class and the poor. The Contact Program is designed to help you discern if the vocation of a Brother of the Christian Schools, with the grace of God, is his life’s path. Contacts attend any university they choose or continue in their current work situation and may participate in the program up to four years.
The Contact program includes:
- Personal connection with one Brother, who will help guide you in your growth in prayer and personal spirituality
- Opportunities to attend an annual retreat with other Brothers and Contacts, all at varying stages of formation
- Opportunities to live and work as a Brother for 4 weeks during the summer months
- Visits to local Brother’s communities