The Saint John's Bible: Illuminating the Word for a New Millennium

The Pentateuch and The Gospels & Acts, two books from seven-volume The Saint John’s Bible, will be on display in the Vogel LIbrary from Feb. 24-Dec. 2014.

In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. We invite you to explore this work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium. Click here for educational resources about The Saint John's Bible.

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About the Artwork
, Donald Jackson with contribution by Chris Tomlin, Copyright 2003, The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Learn more at