Retreats

Belen Jesuit School provides students the opportunity to grow as a religious person. One of the goals of Jesuit education is to help young men deepen their religious dimension and make a meaningful choice towards faith and the service of justice.
 
Accordingly, by the time a student reaches graduation, the Belen school student will have examined his religious beliefs and has chosen a fundamental orientation toward God in consonance with a religious tradition or community. Campus Ministry offers a variety of retreat experiences which help our students grow in their faith and commitment to God. 

TYPES OF RETREATS

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  • Days of Spiritual Reflection

    Every Belen Jesuit student in middle school grades 6 through 8, participates in one of the several “Days of Spiritual Reflection” experiences provided throughout the school year.
  • Encounter with Christ Experience

    This is a voluntary two-night, three-day retreat experience offered for our Junior Belen Jesuit students. The retreat is intended to challenge and inspire students to recognize and encounter the presence of Christ in their lives, to respond to that presence, and to grow closer to each other as brothers in Jesus Christ. The retreat encourages the students to go deeper in their relationship with Jesus. The experience sets aside time for students to critically think and reflect upon who Jesus is and who they are in HIS eyes, for the purpose of restoring hope for their unwritten tomorrows and to go forth to live life in its fullness as intentional disciples for Jesus.
  • Senior GRADitude Experience

    This is a voluntary opportunity for our graduating class to come together in a final overnight experience that fosters brotherhood in reflection on not only their formative academic, spiritual and extracurricular memories but also of the characteristics, qualities, tradition and ideals of a “Graduate at Graduation” of Belen Jesuit. Each student is reminded at this crossroad that he has been provided with and, hopefully, generously responded to, the challenge to become a young “Man For Others” who is: Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Loving, and Committed to Doing Justice.
  • The Cardoner Experience

    Sophomore Belen Jesuit students are invited to participate in an overnight two-day retreat that provides an outdoor opportunity for our students to re-center in the midst of creation. The retreat is intended to nurture spiritual renewal and an encounter with God as they are encouraged through personal and group themed challenges and experiences to reflect on their lives while in a natural environment. The retreat is voluntary.
  • The Hurtado Experience

    This is a day-long servant ministry experience offered to every Belen Jesuit High School Freshmen. It is an experience characterized by students participating in direct service that focuses on relationship building, specifically through relational “service to others”. It is intended to foster the furthering of our students on a path of Ignatian social justice formation through the process of experience, reflection, and action.  
  • The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

    All Belen Jesuit seniors are invited to experience the beauty and depth of Ignatian spirituality on this two-night, three-day retreat adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God.

Contact Us

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BELEN JESUIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email: webmaster@belenjesuit.org
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.