Our Lady of Belen Chapel

The Our Lady of Belen Chapel was dedicated in a special Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami, on May 1, 2022.

“Belen’s commitment to our Catholic identity is now unmistakable to anyone who drives by our school,” said Fr. Willie. “The Our Lady of Belen Chapel is a clear expression of the promise made to every parent of the school that we are a Catholic, Jesuit school above all else. We strive for our students to become good Catholic-Jesuit men of faith who will actively contribute to the community. As such, it is without a doubt that the most significant construction project in Belen’s history in Miami is the Our Lady of Belen Chapel.”

The over 14-thousand square foot chapel, located on the southeast corner of the school, seats 638. The chapel is designed by Belen alumnus from the class of 1974, architect Jorge Hernández. 

Greeting everyone outside the chapel is the Alma Mater statue in the rotunda. Inside the nave are ten side niches (five on each side) featuring paintings representing Jesuit saints from the Americas (5 from North America and five from Latin America) by Spanish artist Raúl Berzosa. In addition to the portraits, the chapel also includes specially commissioned artwork in the form of the ambo, altar, and baptismal font. There is an image of Saint Ignatius of Loyola as one approaches the altar on the right and an image of Saint Francis Xavier as one approaches the altar on the left, representing two of the founders of the Society of Jesus. 

Click here to watch videos about some of the sacred art located inside the chapel.

Our Lady of Belen Chapel Virtual 360 Tour

Contact Us

For information, please email:
chapel@yilishabai66.com

or contact
Debbie Consuegra
(786) 621-4125

Important Information

The use of the chapel is exclusive for school Masses and special ceremonies for Belen Jesuit. Only Belen alumni can schedule to get married or baptize a child at the chapel. Weddings are held only at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sacramental records are kept at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

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Pictures from the Mass of Dedication

BELEN JESUIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
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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.