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Replica of St. John's Bible at St Mike's until May 8

St. Johns' Bible

"Encountering God in Word and Image", Fr. Michael Patella, OSB SSD Rector, St. Johns Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota; Chair of The Saint Johns Bible Committee on Illumination and Text describes an illuminated detail from St. John's Bible during at lecture at St Mike's on April 16, 2009.

The Replica Edition of the Gospels and Acts is on display in the Kelly Library lobby until May 8 | Public viewings of Bible on Wednesday, May 6 at 1pm. Space is limited. To reserve contact

TORONTO, April 16, 2009 -- The Saint Johns Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned since the advent of the printing press over 500 years ago. This recently completed ten-year project has been the subject of a documentary on BBC Television and drawn the attention of media throughout North America and Europe.

The Artistic Director of the project, Donald Jackson, is one of the worlds leading calligraphers. Crafted in the spirit of the great medieval Bibles, yet shaped by a contemporary artistic sensibility.

The Saint Johns Bible is monumental two feet tall and three feet wide and nearly 1,100 pages bound in seven distinct volumes.

REPLICA EDITION AT THE KELLY LIBRARY: A replica edition of the Gospels and Acts will be on display at St Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, 113 St. Joseph Street, April 16 to 30, 2009.

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In collaboration with University of St Michael's College.

Made possible by a grant from Caritate Foundation. Art: Resurrection, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint Johns Bible and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA.