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. See below for opening times and dates.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTThe Saint John’s Bible Gallery is open to the general public. There is no admission fee and no appointment is necessary for self-guided tours. Masks are strongly encouraged, but not required, for vaccinated guests visiting the gallery. Unvaccinated guests are required to wear a mask. Guided tours are available by reservation only via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.