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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:McGivney Hall – M100
St. Mary's University,
14550 Bannister Road SE
Contact:St. Mary’s University  403-254-3706

Learn about and experience The Saint John’s Bible! 

Brad Neary, Director of the Heritage Program, will share the history of the original manuscript as well as details of the full-sized printed version, referred to as the Heritage Edition. Neary will have one volume – Gospels and Acts – of the Heritage Edition on display and will share several of the work’s most iconic illuminations.

The Saint John’s Bible is the first-handwritten,illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in 500 years. It was commissioned in 1998 by the Benedictine monastery of Saint John’s Abbey and Saint John’s University to ignite the spiritual imagination of people throughout the world and to illuminate the word of God for a new millennium.

The Saint John’s Bible was created by a team of scribes, artists and craftspeople in a scriptorium in Wales under the artistic direction of Donald Jackson, one of the world’s foremost calligraphers and the Scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Crown Office at the House of Lords in London, England.