The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is pleased to showcase our illuminated edition of The Saint John’s Bible for the University community on Tuesday, April 9 at 11:00 am at the Library. Please join us! This event is open to faculty, students and staff.
Our library is the first academic library in New England to acquire the Bible and we are delighted that Tim Ternes, director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition, will be here to discuss the project.
Attendees will have the opportunity to see Fairfield University’s illuminated edition of The Saint John’s Bible.
With this project, Saint John’s University and the monks of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minn., are seeking to ignite the spiritual imagination of people throughout the world. This is the first time in 500 years that a Benedictine Monastery has commissioned a handwritten, illuminated Bible. It’s construction parallels that of its medieval predecessors through the use of vellum, quills, natural handmade inks, hand-ground pigments, and gold leaf while also incorporating modern themes, imagines, and technology of the 21st century.
You can learn more about the Saint John’s Bible here. You can see an online exhibit from the Library of Congress with beautiful illustrations here.
Tim Ternes will also be offering the same presentation Monday, April 8 at 5:30 at the Kelley Center. This is hosted by the Alumni Association. They also welcome you and community friends to attend if this date is more convenient. To RSVP for Monday, please call Alumni Relations at 203-254-4280.