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July 11, 2017 CBC Radio, the English-language radio operation of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, broadcasted the story of The Saint John’s Bible in a wonderful series of interviews conducted by host Mary Hynes.
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September 24, 2015 Saint John’s Abbey and University and GHR Foundation Present Rare Bible to Library of Congress in Honor of Pope Francis
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September 18, 2015 Over 60 Institutions to Turn a Page of the Heritage Edition Each Day of Pope Francis’s Visit
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April 17, 2015 His Holiness Pope Francis Receives Final Volume of The Saint John’s Bible at the Vatican
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February 17, 2015 Medievalist Rev. Eric Hollas, O.S.B., will highlight the visual puns and whimsy found within The Saint John’s Bible in the Bauccio Commons Boardroom on the University of Portland campus.
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February 12, 2015 Donald Jackson, the official scribe and calligrapher to the Crown Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the artistic director of The Saint John’s Bible spoke at Concordia University – St. Paul.
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December 21, 2014 Mary Ann Gwinn’s article in Seattle Times, "Vashon artist among those who worked on handmade St. John’s Bible".
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December 8, 2014 Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible will present 68 original pages from all seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible along with tools, sketches, materials, and rare books, which help to tell the story of this monumental creation. The exhibition was realized through the collaborative efforts of the Chazen and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota. The exhibition runs Dec. 19, 2014 through March 15, 2015.
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November 22, 2014 "Magnificent handwritten Bible dazzles at Molloy College "
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November 21, 2014 The beauty of The Saint John’s Bible, acquired by St. Mary’s University last year, seems to move everyone who experiences it, so imagine the creative inspiration San Antonio’s favorite artists derived from
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October 2, 2014 The Saint John’s Bible was featured in Patheos in an article written by Greg Wolfe
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March 10, 2014 Samford to Host Presentation on The Saint John’s Bible
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August 6, 2013 Minnesota Marine Art Museum Exhibition
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August 1, 2013 Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County—,Heritage Edition Exposition
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May 7, 2013 - The Morgan Library & Museum, New York is celebrating its newest acquisition
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March 15, 2013- Take a tour of the Gospels & Acts volume of the Heritage Edition
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March 12, 2013 - For the first time since their completion in 2011, original folios from Letters and Revelation: The Saint John’s Bible will be on display for public viewing at Saint John’s University. The exhibition, which includes 26 original pages, begins March 18, and runs through October 31, 2013 at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) on the campus of Saint John’s Abbey and University.
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February 19, 2013- Heritage Edition Featured in KSMQ’s “Off 90”
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December 21, 2012- The Saint John’s Bible featured on Salt + Light broadcast
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August 8, 2012 - If you plan to be in the Los Angeles area in early September, please mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 5. As part of its programming for The Art of Devotion in the Middle Ages exhibition, the Getty will host an entire day on The Saint John’s Bible. The schedule includes an evening presentation by Donald Jackson and a series of afternoon courses on The Saint John’s Bible.
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May 2, 2012 - Saint John's Abbey and University today announced the acquisition of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition by Yale University. The limited edition will be on view for the first time at a reception and presentation on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 4:15pm in the Yale Divinity Library.
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October 20, 2011– Saint John’s Abbey and University today announced the gift of an Apostles Edition of The Saint John’s Bible to The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.
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October 19, 2011 - The Saint John's Bible was featured on NBC's Today show on Wednesday, Oct. 19, as Donald Jackson discussed the completion of the project.
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September 15, 2011 - Saint John’s Abbey and University today announced the historic completion of The Saint John’s Bible, the only handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Monastery since the advent of the printing press more than 500 years ago.
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June 22, 2011 - When The Royal Wedding between Prince William and the former Catherine Middleton was celebrated on April 29 at Westminster Abbey in London, the bride’s brother James Middleton read scripture from Romans 12:1-2, 9-18 using the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), the same translation used in The Saint John’s Bible.
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June 15, 2011 - The Saint John’s Bible is part of a year-long diocesan centennial celebration that covers nearly a 12,500 square-mile-area in the southwestern quadrant of Iowa.
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May 30, 2011 - An anonymous donor recently gifted The Saint John’s Bible Edition to be shared by Holy Family Catholic High School and St. Hubert Catholic Community.
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March 1, 2011 - Marquette University’s Mission Week 2011 (Feb. 6-11, 2011) was a community celebration of the "remarkably bold, daringly different" and featured the arrival of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition at the Catholic, Jesuit University.
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January 12, 2011 - The Loyola/Notre Dame Library introduced the Heritage Edition to the two communities with the installation of the exhibit “The Saint John’s Bible: Inspiration and Illumination.”
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