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Special Collections Suite Opening Celebration with John Phillip Santos and Rev. Virgil Elizando

April 20, 2010

On Monday, April 12th, the UTSA Libraries celebrated the opening of its new
Special Collections suite with readings from two distinguished San Antonio authors. John Phillip Santos, whose papers are at held with Special Collections, read from his new book “The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire: A Tejano Elegy.” Santos also discussed his work with CBS to produce documentaries on Latino theology with his colleague, Rev. Virgil Elizando. A religious leader who serves a San Antonio parish and also teaches at Notre Dame University, Elizando has been named by Time Magazine as one of the leading spiritual innovators in the U.S.

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Rev. Virgil Elizando, John Phillip Santos and Head of Special Collections Mark Shelstad at the opening event, April 12, 2010
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