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

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)