Adult Faith Formation

Enriching the Word: The St. John’s Bible
Sundays, February 21 (Lent 1) – March 21 (Lent 5)
11:45 am – 12:45 pm, via Zoom

In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. This work of art unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium.

This Faith Formation series will briefly explore the making of the St. John’s Bible, and, using the illuminations in the SJB, we will ignite our imagination and nourish our souls. The workshop will provide us with methods to enhance our study of Scripture reflection, including a brief introduction to a prayer method called “Visio Divina.”  

The illuminations are not illustrations. They are spiritual meditations on a text. It is a very Benedictine approach to the Scriptures.”

fr. michael patella, osb, chair of the committee on illumination and text

Please join in. All are welcome.


Adult Faith Formation