The Annual Fr. Dorta- Duque, S.J. Memorial Tombola will be held February 2-4, 2024 and is one of the greatest events of the year. For three days, our campus comes alive with students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. Even prospective students and their families grace our grounds, enjoying the extraordinary atmosphere generated by a tradition that goes back over 100 years.
Fr. Dorta-Duque, S.J. '40, was a beloved member of the Belen family who dedicated his life to the service of others. He was posthumously inducted into the Belen Hall of Fame in 2022. For more information, click here.
Net proceeds from Tombola help fund the Belen Financial Assistance Program, which helps to make a Catholic-Jesuit education possible for families who need support.
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.