For nearly 40 years, Belen students have participated in missionary activity in greatly impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic. In connection with other Jesuit priests of our Province (Antilles) who are serving in the Dominican Republic, we have engaged our students in service aimed at benefiting rural communities of different areas of that country.
Our students share life, faith and work with campesino communities who become our teachers in the faith, as well as friends in Christ.
Together with the local people, our students have participated in the construction of small schools, chapels, and bridges. In addition, we have been able to set up medical missions to these places with the help of Belen parents who are physicians or nurses.