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Liturgical Art Exhibit

Featured Exhibit: 

Liturgical Art from St. Catherine, Seton Hall, and Regis

The Ade Bethune Drawings at St. Catherine University, Religious Artifacts at Seton Hall University, and the Santo Collection at Regis University convey the expansive concept of liturgical art. From chalices to crucifixes to drawings of Christ, liturgical art can take on many forms.

Ade Bethune was a well-known artist, writer, and social activist linked with Dorothy Day that influenced the landscape of liturgical art in the United States during the 20th century. St. Catherine University has digitized Bethune’s drawings as well as some of her writing in the form of articles and pamphlets. 

The Religious Artifacts Collection is comprised of different types of liturgical vessels ranging from chalices to ciboria to cruets. The objects highlighted in this collection come from various collections in The Monsignor Field Archives and Special Collections Center. The chalice, ciborium, and the cruet are all related practically, materially, and artistically to Mass the custom of taking communion.

The extensive Santo Collection contains more than 900 items and was arranged by Father Steele from the mid-1960s until his death in 2010. The Spanish word “santo” translates to saint and the collection is made up of images and objects related to saints and holy figures. Materials in this collection come from varying parts of the world including the American Southwest, Central America, South America, the Philippines, and Western Europe.   

Copyright Notice for the Santo Collection: Copyright to these images is held by Regis University or the artists and they are used here with permission.