The Saint John’s Bible, the first hand-written and hand-illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the invention of the printing press, was created “to ignite the spiritual imagination of people around the world of all faith journeys.” In keeping with medieval traditions, it was written on vellum, using quills, natural handmade inks, hand-ground pigments and gild such as gold leaf, silver leaf and platinum.

The Heritage edition, a full-size, seven-volume fine art reproduction of The Saint John’s Bible, will be on display at CRCDS during Spring Lectures, April 2-5, 2018. Tim Ternes, Director of The Saint John’s Bible, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, leads a “Visio divina,” a special way of seeing and interpreting the Bible, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm.

To learn more about The Saint John’s Bible and its incredible story, please see:

The Saint John’s Bible is on exhibit at CRCDS April 3 & 4 from 10 am – 9 pm and April 5 from 10 am – 5 pm. 

To register for Spring Lectures, please call (585) 340-9643 or see