Regis University Santos Collection

Subject Descriptions

Regis University Santos Collection

Cover of Santos and Saints: The Religious Folk Art of New Mexico.

 Subject descriptions on these pages include all the saints represented by New Mexico santeros from the eighteenth century until the end of the nineteenth. Each listing gives pertinent biographical and devotional information about the saint or holy person, his or her iconographic properties, and any information about patronage. The lists are illustrated with examples from the Regis University Santo Collection.

   Descriptions are taken from: Thomas J. Steele, S.J., Santos and Saints: the Religious Folk Art of New Mexico, Santa Fe: Ancient City Press, 1994,  and are used here with permission. (Catalog Record)


Santos in Regis University Digital Collections