With immense gratitude, Belen Jesuit acknowledges those who have given lifetime gifts of $100,000 and more in the Ignatian Society. 

This beautiful plaque is on display in the Administration building’s main lobby. Click here to view the PDF. For more information on how you can support Belen Jesuit please email advancment@belenjesuit.org.

Ignatian Society Categories

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    Born on April 7, 1506, in Spain and died on December 3, 1552, off the coast of China. Francis Xavier is considered the greatest Roman Catholic missionary of modern times who was instrumental in the establishment of Christianity in India, the Malay Archipelago, and Japan. In Paris, in 1534, he pronounced vows as one of the first seven members of the Society of Jesus under the leadership of St. Ignatius of Loyola. He was canonized on March 12, 1622, and his feast day is December 3.
  • ST. STANISLAUS KOSTKA, SJ - GIFTS OF $1,000,000 TO $2,499,999

    Born on October 28, 1550, in Poland and died on August 15, 1568, in Rome. At just 17 years of age, Stanislaus Kostka is the youngest saint in the Society of Jesus. The son of Polish aristocrats, he patiently endured much mistreatment from his older brother and was known for his fervor in faith among his classmates. He journeyed 500 leagues (over 1700 miles) on foot from Vienna to Rome to join the Jesuits in Rome. He became ill on his journey and his illness continued during the ten months of his novitiate. He died on the feast of the Assumption. He was canonized on December 31, 1762, and his feast day is November 13.
  • ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA, SJ - GIFTS OF $500,000 TO $999,999

    Born on March 9, 1568, in northern Italy and died on June 21, 1591, in Rome. The firstborn son of a Marquis and a Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Isabel of Spain, Aloysius, with permission of Pope Sixtus V, gave up rights to his inheritance to become a missionary priest and entered the Society of Jesus in 1587. Three years later, he had a vision from the Archangel Gabriel that he would die within a year. Shortly after that, plague broke out in Rome. Aloysius tirelessly served the sick and dying in the streets and hospitals, even though the sights and smells were difficult for him. In March of 1591, he contracted the plague just before he turned 23. He died one week after the feast of Corpus Christi as he had foreseen in another vision. He was canonized on December 31, 1726, and his feast day is June 21.
  • ST. PETER CANISIUS, SJ - GIFTS OF $250,000 TO $499,999

    Born on May 8, 1521, in the Netherlands and died on December 21, 1597, in Switzerland. He earned a master’s degree at the age of 19 and was the first Dutchman to join the Society of Jesus. Peter became an influential writer during the Reformation. His work alongside the Society of Jesus is credited with restoring the Catholic Church in Germany after the Reformation. He also founded the first German-speaking Jesuit college. He was canonized and declared a Doctor of the Church on May 21, 1925, and his feast day is celebrated on both December 21 and April 27.
  • ST. ROBERT BELLARMINE, SJ - GIFTS OF $100,000 TO $249,999

    Born on October 4, 1542, in central Italy and died on September 17, 1621, in Rome. He studied at the Universities of Padua and Leuven and he was the first Jesuit to teach at the University of Leuven. As bishop, Bellarmine put into effect the reforming decrees of the Council of Trent and was considered a possible candidate for the papacy in the conclave of 1605. He was one of the most important figures in the Counter-Reformation. He is also widely remembered for his role in the Giordano Bruno affair, the Galileo affair, and the trial of Friar Fulgenzio Manfredi. He was canonized and declared a Doctor of the Church on June 21, 1930, and his feast day is celebrated on both September 17 and May 13.

List of 4 members.

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    Mr. Felipe Fernandez 94

    Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations
    (786) 621-4102
  • Photo of Aida Fernandez-Magarino

    Mrs. Aida Fernandez-Magarino 

    Data & Special Projects Manager
    (786) 621-4665
  • Photo of Jorge Perez-Alvarez

    Mr. Jorge Perez-Alvarez 76

    Director of Giving
    (786) 621-4625
  • Photo of Carlos Barquin

    Mr. Carlos Barquin 

    Special Assistant to the President
    (786) 621-4027
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.