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.

New Gallery - October 6th 2017

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 be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice. Please continue to check this website for updates as the response to the COVID-19 virus develops.

2020 Calendar Year Hours and Closing Dates
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays – only From June 6 - December 12, 2020 : noon – 4:00 p.m. (Closed as noted below)
There are no Sunday hours throughout the year.
CLOSED on the following 2020 dates:
January 1 (New Year’s Day)
April 10 (Good Friday)
May 25 (Memorial Day)
July 3 and 4 (Independence Day)
September 5 and 7 (Labor Day Weekend)
October 3 (University Closed - Long Weekend)
November 25, 26, 27 and 28 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
December 23, 2020 through January 3, 2021. (Christmas into New Year)