The Saint John’s Bible was commissioned in 1998 by the Benedictine abbey in Collegeville, MN, and remains the first handwritten and illuminated Bible created in more than 500 years.
According to The Saint John’s Bible website, “The Saint John’s Bible is a work of art and a work of theology. A team of artists coordinated by Donald Jackson in Wales and a team of scholars in Central Minnesota have brought together the ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality. The result is a living document and a monumental achievement.”
The edition on display at Saint Meinrad is called a Giclee (pronounced Gee?-clay) Edition, which refers to the type of printing used.
The Giclee Edition is on display at the Scholar Shop bookstore, located on the first floor of Newman Hall. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All times are Central Time.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time. Parking is available in the Guest House and student parking lots.