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Novice Profile: Brother Kyle

HometownWashington Heights, New York
High SchoolCardinal Spellman High School
UniversitySeton Hall University
DegreesB.A. Catholic Studies, B.S. Biology
St. Raymond’s High School for Boys, Bronx, NY; West Catholic Preparatory High School, Philadelphia, PA

What was your first experience of the Brothers?

I first met the Brothers during my junior year of college through a mutual acquaintance. One of the Brothers, Brother Ed Shields, FSC, invited me into community and that was a transformative experience that led me to truly consider the Brothers’ vocation.

What is exciting and energizing for you about religious life (particularly being Brother) today?

Being Brother goes beyond the lesson plans, classroom experience, and initial formation. It is about being open to communal life in service of others, most especially our students. I entered religious life to try and influence the lives of my students and in return, they have been changing my life for the better.

What do you look forward to about the Novitiate experience? How do you see it shaping the way you live your vocation as Brother?

I look forward to a Novitiate experience of mental and spiritual growth and developing healthy habits that I can take with me into my future ministries. Although difficult at times, community is one aspect of the Good News that Christ sought to model in His own Earthly ministry.  I hope to deepen my relationship with Christ and my brothers in community.

Prefer to ReadMystery
Prefer to Go OutTake a walk and explore the area
Want to Travel but have never beenGreece
Favorite BookGod in the Dock, C.S. Lewis
Favorite AuthorRichard Rohr
Book that changed your lifeThe Fire in these Ashes, Joan Chittiser
If you were to create a piece of art what would the subject beBlessed and Peaceful
If you could go back in time1999-2000
Favorite Ice Cream FlavorAnything with peanut butter or carmel
Most Played SongAnything Country, Hip-Hop, R&B
Favorite Smartphone AppSamsung Health
Favorite Church FigureDorothy Day
Favorite Pope Francis Quote“God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy.”
Favorite Saint John Baptist de La Salle Quote“Do your part to help build up the Kingdom of God in your students.”
What did we miss? I have been skydiving and I am a certified scuba diver.

Hear more from Brother Kyle on Episode 6 of the Brothers’ Banter Podcast

The Brothers’ Banter Podcast is hosted by Brother Rafael and Brother J.D. who are looking to invite everyone into a conversation about religion, spirituality, current events, and all things Lasallian.

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