History of the Jesuits in the Arts Mural

Artist: Mark Steele

Installation: April 2014-February 2015

Location: Second Floor of the Steele Center


Measuring nine feet in height and more than 40 feet long, the History of the Jesuits in the Arts mural by Mark Steele, brother of former RJ President Fr. Phil Steele, SJ ’66, features all areas of the world where the Jesuits have been missioned, starting with St. Ignatius’ Spain and ending with the United States and Regis Jesuit High School. The finished mural is 27 panels total and features nearly 90 historic people and structures, including more than three dozen that literally leap out of the mural as 3D sculptures. The piece is also backlit around the frame and in the dome of the Gesu, the mother church of the Society of Jesus in Rome, at its center. It hangs on the curve of the outside of the back wall of The Z Theatre on the second floor of the Steele Center.


A brochure with detailed information about the mural is available for those who come to see it. Visitors can also use their mobile devices with an app called Blippar to learn more about many of the individual figures and buildings and its construction.

Download the brochure



Mason Scheer ’15 produced videos about the mural for RJ Media during the 2014-15 school year. Watch these videos below. But the better option is to take a day and come see it for yourself. It will be worth the trip.