Belen Jesuit Preparatory School will be displaying a Teacher’s Discovery Traveling Exhibit featuring the fascinating paintings of French artist, Claude Monet. The students and staff will enjoy the giant reproductions during French week October 30- November 3.
The exhibit includes one of the famous paintings in the Waterlily Pond series and celebrates art, French language, culture, and history. This exhibit is presented by the Humanities and Modern Language Department. The Belen community is invited to come and see the works of this impressionist artist from the 19th century while listening to the masters of the time Debussy and Ravel.
Belen Jesuit is located at 500 SW 127th Ave in Miami. The exhibit will be on display in the school’s main entrance.
“We take pride in being able to offer our students exposure to various cultures and traditions at Belen Jesuit,” said Jose E. Roca, principal. “During this exciting week students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to learn not only about French Impressionsism but they will also have the experience to hear classic French music played by some of our talented students as well as eat traditional French food. Money raised during this week will be donated to Ignatians for Haiti.”
Ignatians for Haiti is a campaign that began after the 2010 earthquake. Its mission is to strengthen Fe y Alegria Haiti (Faith and Joy Haiti), an Ignatian-Haitian organization that seeks to build more schools, train better teachers and provide more opportunities for schooling in a country where close to 60 percent of the population lives in poverty and 75 percent cannot read or write.
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.