Santo Collection

Father Thomas J. Steele, S.J. (1933-2010)

Fr. Steele holds a Santa Bárbara bulto by Horacio Valdez. (1992)

Click here for the text of the homily from the funeral liturgy for Fr. Steele, delivered by Fr. Michael Sheeran, S.J., October 30, 2010.

The Teaching Collection

"The Regis Collection of New Mexican Santos emphasizes instruction. It has more of a tilt toward sociology of religion than toward studio art or toward art history and art criticism. It is more concerned with the characteristic and ordinary than with the unique. And it welcomes pieces that for various sorts of reasons should not be displayed but which ought to be available to qualified scholars for serious research."

Fr. Steele in The Regis Santos: Thirty Years of Collecting 1966-1996, Albuquerque: LPD Press, 1997, p. 15.

Click here to view "The Regis Santos: A Teaching Collection at 50 Years," an article by Tom Riedel published in Jesuit Higher Education.