Follow the Journey

“My experience with The Saint John’s Bible was love at first sight. It radiates hope and speaks to people of all faith journeys.”

Tita Crilly Diepenbrock,
Donor of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition
to Santa Clara University

The venerable Mayo Clinic is the first healing organization in the world to receive the limited, fine art edition of The Saint John’s Bible. Three of the seven Heritage Edition volumes—Wisdom Books, Prophets and Psalms—were part of a presentation and dedication ceremony on April 28. Steve and Barbara Slaggie, generous benefactors to Mayo Clinic, donated the Heritage Edition to Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic has built a display case for the Wisdom Books volume that will be included on Mayo’s art tour, which is held daily for patients and visitors. The display case includes custom cabinetry; a protective light-resistant cover; and a monitor that plays a continuous film loop of images from the Bible. And because it will be in a permanent location, the volume will attract the attention of hundreds of people who walk the halls and subways of Mayo Clinic daily.

Patients, families and visitors will find the Wisdom Books volume displayed in the Hage Atrium in the Siebens Building, which is near the patient cafeteria. The Prophets volume is set to be displayed at Saint Marys Hospital historic Francis lobby. Plans and displays for the remaining volumes are also underway. To learn more, visit Mayo Clinic.

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The Saint John’s Bible is displayed in the Siebens Building at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The display includes custom cabinetry; a protective, light-resistant cover; and a monitor that plays a continuous film loop of images from the Bible.

Mayo Clinic benefactors Stephen and Barbara Slaggie address friends, family members, religious leaders and staff of Mayo and Saint John’s University at the dedication of The Saint John’s Bible on April 28, 2010.

Mayo Clinic staff members demonstrate how pages of The Saint John’s Bible are carefully turned two times each week, which allows patients and visitors to see various examples of calligraphy and illumination.

Stephen and Barbara Slaggie, who generously donated the Heritage Edition to Mayo Clinic, were honored at Mayo’s dedication of The Saint John’s Bible. Mayo Clinic is the first medical center to display the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible.

John H. Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, provides welcoming remarks at the dedication of the The Saint John’s Bible and introduces Father Robert Koopmann, OSB, president of Saint John’s University.

Religious leaders from diverse faith backgrounds give blessings at Mayo Clinic’s dedication of The Saint John’s Bible. From left: Monsignor James D. Habiger, University of St. Thomas; Rabbi Michelle Werner, B’nai Israel Synagogue/Dan Abraham Jewish Cultural Center; Pastor Michael Wuehler, Christ United Methodist Church; Rashed Ferdous, Islamic Resource Group; and Father Nick Mezacapa, Calvary Episcopal Church.