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Guillermo Arias de la Torre, SJ

60 Years a Jesuit
Campus minister at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla.


Father Guillermo de Jesus Arias de la Torre, SJ, is celebrating 60 years as a member of the Society of Jesus.

Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1942, he entered the novitiate in the city of Los Teques in what was then known as the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in 1961.

During his formation process, he studied classics in Venezuela, philosophy in Ecuador and theology in Toronto.

As a young Jesuit, he taught religion and was a guidance counselor at Instituto Politecnico Loyola in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.

He has spent much of his active ministry in the U.S., particularly in the state of Florida. He served for more than a decade as a spiritual director at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Fla., then four years as a spiritual director at Belen Jesuit High School in Miami.

Since 2015, he has served as a campus minister at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla.