You're Invited to the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Fr. Willie ‘87 | President
The Our Lady of Belen Chapel will be closed for the summer to install the new pipe organ. The installation will take two months. This is the final piece that will officially complete our project.
Then, at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, we will reopen the chapel with a Mass presided by Archbishop Thomas Wenski. In addition to our founder's feast day, we will bless the new organ, celebrate the closing of the Ignatian jubilee year, and conclude the 60th-anniversary celebration of Belen in Miami.
As if that were not enough, Belen will also recognize six of our Jesuit priests who this year are celebrating 50 years of dedicated priestly life: Frs. Alberto García, S.J., Pedro González- Llorente, S.J. '58, Guillermo Arias, S.J., Pedro Suárez, S.J. ‘58, Eduardo Barrios, S.J. ‘60, and Manuel Maza, S.J. '62.
Following the Mass, a reception will be held in the Dining Hall. Please join us in the Our Lady of Belen Chapel for this historic event. Click here to RSVP if you plan on joining us at the reception.
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.