The Saint John's Bible

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

The Birth of Christ illumination on exhibition in The Saint John’s Bible Gallery. Hill Museum & Manuscript Library/Wayne Torborg, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA.
The Saint John’s Bible Gallery features 28 original folios from the Bible and is open from Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

In the News

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Saint John’s Bible Gallery will reopen to the general public on June 1, 2021. Indoor mask requirements remain in place until further notice.

Gallery Hours:
Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturday and Sunday
Weekend hours will return in the fall.

The gallery will be closed on Monday, July 5th, and on Monday, September 6th.