The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in the more than 500 years since the invention of the printing press. Pope Francis was present in September of 2015 when a special Apostles Edition of the Bible was gifted to the American people in a ceremony at the Library of Congress commemorating his historic visit to the United States.
Saint Joseph’s University is privileged to own a limited release seven volume fine art reproduction set of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition.
Pope Benedict XVI said of the Saint John’s Bible “… this is a work for eternity”
Stop by the Post Academic Center atrium on Thursday, March 17th between 11:00 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. (free period) to view books from this breathtaking masterpiece and register for the chance to win a framed print of nature artist, Chris Tomlin’s Milkweed and Butterfly pictured in the Gospel and Acts.
Stay tuned for day and time of drawing. You need not be present to win!
Milkweed and Butterfly, Chris Tomlin,
Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible,
Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
To commemorate Pope Francis’ visit
to the U.S., the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library
will be participating in a sharing of the Saint John’s Bible in a unique way.
In solidarity with all those across the country owning the Bible and participating, each day starting
Monday, September 21st and ending on Sunday,
September 27th, a different page of the Bible will be
displayed. For each page of the day, Saint John’s School of Theology has written a reflection incorporating the
artwork and spiritual message conveyed.
For more information see Illuminating the Message on the Saint John’s Bible website.