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 Naples Museum of Art was presented the first volume of the Heritage Edition in March 2009. The Heritage Edition will be placed in the Museum’s Philharmonic Galleries where hundreds of people attending performances each evening will have the opportunity to visit the galleries before the show and during intermission. The gift was made possible by the Eugene and Mary Frey Family Foundation. “Our family has been involved with The Saint John’s Bible since its inception 10 years ago. It is a strikingly beautiful work of art and one of the most remarkable and historic undertakings of our time,” said Gene Frey, Minneapolis and Naples resident. “Given our family’s interest in the arts, we have asked Saint John’s to donate a Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible to the Naples Museum of Art for its permanent collection so that people from southwest Florida and beyond may see and enjoy its beauty for generations to come.”

The Naples Art Museum, Naples, FL

(L to R) Eugene Frey, Fr. Eric Hollas, OSB; Dan Whalen; and Mary Frey at the presentation of the first volume of the Heritage Edition to Myra Janco Daniels (next to Dan Whalen), founder and director of the Naples Museum of Art in Naples, Fla.

Mary and Jim Frey join Eugene Frey, Myra Janco Daniels and Mary Frey as Fr. Eric Hollas, OSB, and Dan Whalen show an illumination from the Wisdom Books volume.