The Rudolph Vargas Collection at Santa Teresita

“Religion is the only entity that keeps and protects real art,” the late master woodcarver, Rudolph Vargas, once said. “In religion, I can grow and create.”

The internationally known wood carver from East Los Angeles found the sanctuary he sought at Santa Teresita, which possesses the largest collection of his work, more than 50 original woodcarvings. These, together with other arts, create a compelling culture of life at Santa Teresita that can be viewed throughout our Neighborhood of Care.