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5/23/12 – Saint John's Bible Event for Area Archivists

Saint Johns Bible

Wednesday May 23, 2012 1:00 to 3:30pm

Special Collections
3rd floor – Post Learning Commons

Saint Joseph’s University

View several volumes of The Saint John’s Bible and the BBC documentary of the making of the Bible.

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. Commissioned by the monks of St. John’s Abbey in Minnesota, the Bible is a fusion of ancient artistic materials and techniques with modern technology envisioned by Donald Jackson, the official scribe and calligrapher for the British Crown.

This event will conclude with a tour of the newly-constructed Learning Commons and the refurbished Drexel Library.

For more information contact:
Marjorie Rathbone
rathbone@sju.edu
610-660-1912