The Saint John's Bible

Donald Jackson on May 9, 2011 shortly after penning the final word of The Saint John’s Bible (Image Courtesy of Donald Jackson)

The Office of Mission and Ministry is happy to announce the heritage edition of The Saint John’s Bible is coming to Rockhurst University.

All seven volumes of The Saint John's Bible will be available for public viewing Sept. 9 - 29 in the Greenlease Library and will be featured during Ignatian Heritage Week, Sept. 8 - 14. 

At 7 p.m. Wednesday,  Sept. 11, Tim Ternes, director of the Saint John’s Bible program, will unveil the Bible and talk about the project from its inception to its completion. The presentation will be held in Mabee Theater in Sedgwick Hall.

A reception followed by a viewing of the Bible will be held at the Greenlease Library after the presentation. 

Because space is limited, early registration is strongly encouraged. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP before Sept. 6. Registrations will be accepted after that date as space allows.

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About The Saint John’s Bible

In the 1990s, Donald Jackson and a group of dedicated artists and theologians were commissioned to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible.

For more than 10 years, a team of artists from around the globe used ancient calligraphy and illumination techniques combined with modern technology to masterfully create this one-of-a kind holy tome. Rare Chinese inks, hand-cut quills and the highest quality calf-skin vellum were the materials used to create 1,150 pages of truly stunning and inspirational artwork that showcases the Word of God.

Since then, heritage edition copies of this unique piece have been printed and bound with great care and have made their way around to educational, cultural and religious institutions worldwide.