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The opening pages of the Book of Matthew in the Heritage Edition of the Saint John's Bible. (Photo courtesy of Saint John's University)
Rare Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible on Loan to Creighton University

April 10, 2018 — Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, is now the steward of the Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible, and it’s giving glimpses into its breathtaking, handcrafted artistry through a new video series.

The Heritage Edition is a unique, full-size reproduction of The Saint John’s Bible — a monumental work of sacred art commissioned by Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota, in 1998.

Completed in 2011, this beautiful and inspiring handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible was created by renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson and a team of scribes, artists, theologians and scholars.


From left, Creighton University President Fr. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ; his brother, Fr. D. Scott Hendrickson, SJ; and Creighton Board Chair Michael McCarthy and his wife, Nancy, look over one of the books of the Saint John’s Bible.

Only 299 sets of the Heritage Edition were created. This set is on loan to the university by Creighton Board of Trustees Chairman Michael J. McCarthy and his wife, Nancy.

A schedule for public display is being planned. In the meantime, get a glimpse into the Saint John’s Bible in this eight-part video series.

Watch the first installment below.


[Source: Creighton University]



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