Rostro de Cristo
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184


Evan Cuthbert
Executive Director
Office: 617-746-5890
Darcy Phillips
In-Country Director – Ecuador

Rostro de Cristo

Founded in 1988 by Fr. Jim Ronan of the Archdiocese of Boston, MA, Rostro de Cristo (Face of Christ) is a Lay Volunteer Program of the Catholic Church based in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

The main purpose of the program is to challenge young people to follow the example of Jesus by living and working among the poor, and by recognizing the face of Christ in them.

The lay volunteers and retreat participants are young people from the U.S. who have been called by God to Ecuador to deepen their faith in two main ways: by living and praying in community and by serving others less fortunate than themselves.

Rostro de Cristo fulfills its spiritual and educational mission in two ways: by offering volunteer and retreat experiences to young adults from the United States, while also supporting various education, health and other social service projects in Ecuador.

From Boston College to Notre Dame to Stanford, since the program’s founding Rostro de Cristo has touched the hearts and challenged the minds of over 145 one year volunteers and more than 3,000 retreat participants from across the country.

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