Students in my 8th grade classes at Holy Spirit Catholic Regional School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama study Church history as part of the curriculum. An important part of learning about Church history is learning about the contribution monks made to the preservation and spreading of Christianity during the Dark and Middle Ages. Students learned about illuminated manuscripts and looked at examples of medieval manuscripts. Finally I showed students the work of Donald Jackson and they discussed what it means to “illuminate” the Bible for our times. I asked students to select a favorite Bible verse or prayer to illuminate on their own and to make comments on their work about anything they used that was symbolic. I want to thank Saint John’s for putting so much material on line thus providing me with a rich source of information to share with my students. We have all grown in our understanding of and appreciation for the Word of God.
Art by Claire
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