Spirituality & Arts

Open bible with colorful illuminated manuscript

The Saint John’s Bible

© Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. 2014

The Cathedral of the Incarnation has been home to a rare Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, an illuminated handwritten version of the sacred text, since 2017. The breadth and scope of The Saint John’s Bible has been compared to that of the Sistine Chapel. An international team of calligraphers and artists spent fifteen years creating this illuminated, handwritten masterpiece. Though the team used medieval techniques, the illustrations incorporate modern elements such as DNA strands, images from the Hubble telescope, and satellite photos of the Ganges River.

The Center for Spiritual Imagination hosts regular talks and workshops exploring this extraordinary work of spiritual imagination. Past offerings have included talks on Science and Faith from astrophysicist Dr. Anton Koekemoer, and “The Artist as Preacher” from Fr. Eric Hollas, OSB, as well as a series on the practice of visio divina.

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There is food for the soul here in abundance. It links our personal journeys with the collective need for transformation, which all true spirituality at this time must do.”

–Justine Huxley, CEO, St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

© Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. 2014