The Pontifical Xavierian University, Bogotá
COLOMBIA, 1973, the 350th anniversary of the Pontifical Xaverian University, Scott C581-82
Founded in 1623, one year after the canonization of St. Francis Xavier, the "Xaverian Academy," as it was called then, was the fourth university in America. At the end of its 350 years, the university had almost 9000 students.
COLOMBIA, 2006, the 500th anniversary of Xavier's birth, Scott 1259
Beside the statue of Xavier is the entrance to the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá,
the inscription over the door 1623 Sapientia aedificavit sibi domum
(Wisdom has built herself a home)
COLOMBIA, 2006, special cancel for the 500th anniversary of Xavier's birth
showing the entrance to the University in Bogotá
COLOMBIA, 1980, 50th anniversary of the Law Faculty of the University, Scott 887
St. Bartholomew College, Bogotá
SPAIN, 1979, Scott 2172
COLOMBIA, 1988 450th anniversary of Bogota, showing colonial Bogota and the dome of Saint Bartholemew, Scott C793
COLOMBIA, 1988, Scott 984 and its FDI cancel
On September 23, 1604, five Jesuits arrived at Santafé from Cartagena: Fathers Martín de Torres, Juan Bautista Coluccini, José Dabey, Bernabé de Rojas and Brother Diego Sánchez, sent to found The College of St. Bartholomew. This Jesuit school in Colombia has given that nation at least 23 of its presidents.
St. Peter Claver Church, Cartagena
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, 1997, a souvenir sheet celebrating the 50th anniversary of UNESCO, features five Jesuit institutions
including St. Peter Claver Church, Scott 2054g
COLOMBIA, 1954, the 3rd centenary of the Jesuit Church of St. Peter Claver, Scott C258
COLOMBIA, 1983, the 450th anniversary of Cartagena, Scott C740A-B
1990, Scott C819
The Jesuit church dedicated to St. Peter Claver is recognizable by its domes. It is the place of his tomb, dedicated to his honor, and the work goes on there in the hands of fellow Jesuits.