The Because Belen Podcast is a joint project with the Belen Alumni Association and Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. The Belen Jesuit name is synonymous with an outstanding education, faith-building, volunteerism, and professionalism.  Through this podcast, we will showcase members of the Belen community who are excellent examples of those characteristics and much more. Click here to read an article about the podcast. 

The following guests will be featured on Season 1 and 2 of the Because Belen Podcast:

Father Willie '87 and Carlos Bravo '86 Episode 1 September 25
Frankie Ruiz '96 and Elliot Clemente '12 Episode 2 October 2
Br. Mike Martinez '09 and Severin Chambers Episode 3 October 16
Pat Collins and Charles Cleveland Episode 4 October 30
Richard Stuart and Art Martinez '10 Episode 5 November 13
Fr. Edy Alvarez, S.J. '62, Cresencio Ruiz '76, and Gabriel Dieppa '96 Episode 6 November 20
Juan Vazquez, Jr. '92, Johnny Calderin '92, Alex Pena '06 Episode 7 December 11
Fr. Christian Saenz, S.J. '95 and Dr. Edmund Newborn Episode 8 December 18
Fr. Julio Minsal-Ruiz, S.J. '05, and Eric Couto '13 Episode 9 January 15
Jose Romano '88 and Dr. Marc Mestre '91 Episode 10 January 29
Alexis E. Mantecon '97 and Guillermo Alvarez '07 Episode 11 February 12
Lorenzo Rodriguez '03 and Billy Gil '05 Episode 12 February 26
Anthony Fernandez '06 and Gaby Bermudez '06 Episode 13 March 13
Fr. Izquierdo Memorial Golf Tournament Special Episode 14 March 29
Carlos Barquin, Dr. Josefina Chirino, Carol Vila  Episode 15 April 16

*Check back often to see which guests have been added to the schedule.

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Contact Us

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  • Photo of Carlos Bravo

    Mr. Carlos Bravo 86

    Alumni Association Executive Director
    (786) 621-4674
  • Photo of Teresa Martinez

    Mrs. Teresa Martinez 

    Director of Communications
    (786) 621-4173
  • Photo of Maria Virginia Dinnella-Borrego

    Mrs. Maria Virginia Dinnella-Borrego 

    Communications Specialist
    (786) 621-4627
  • Photo of Carlos Jimenez

    Mr. Carlos Jimenez 15

    Alumni Data & Support Administrator
    (786) 621-4667
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email:
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.