The Annual Fr. Dorta- Duque, SJ Memorial Tombola event is a three day festival open to the community at large. Tombola traces its history to Cuba as early as 1919 in Colegio de Belén. Since its revival in Miami in 1968, this annual tradition brings together the Belen families and the surrounding community for a weekend of fun and camaraderie.
Thank you to the whole Belen Community for an amazing 2020 Belen Tombola weekend. Click here to read a message from Father Willie about this year's Best of Times Tombola.
“Tombola truly strengthens the bonds of friendship and helps support the Belen Scholarship fund which provides many deserving young men the opportunity of a Belen Jesuit education,“ said Father Guillermo García-Tuñón, SJ, President of the school.
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.