The Saint John’s Bible

Coming to St. Catherine July-September 2017

The Saint John’s Bible is the only handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a
Benedictine Monastery since the advent of the printing press more than 500 years ago.
It is the work of an international team of calligraphers and artists under the direction of
Donald Jackson, an internationally renowned calligrapher and official scribe to Queen Elizabeth II. The Bible contains seven volumes and encompasses 1,165 pages with 160 major illuminations.While the original manuscript is at St. John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, MN, there are 299 sets of the Heritage Edition, which are true to the scale, beauty, and artistic intent of the original. Through the generosity of the Diocese of St. Augustine and in an effort to inspire the study of art and sculpture, St. Catherine will be hosting one volume of the Heritage Edition, Gospels & Acts, during the months of July and August.  In this volume, the life of Christ and the journey of the early Church are explored in theologically rich and startling new ways that invite ongoing reflection.

Calendar:  (download pdf version to print HERE)