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

One of the only 299 Saint John’s Bible Heritage Editions in the world was presented to Regis University in Denver on Friday, April 24, 2009. Long-time Denver resident Beulah Cherne and her family donated the Heritage Edition to Regis, which will be on permanent display in the St. John Francis Regis University Chapel. Regis University President Father Michael Sheeran, S.J. accepted the Heritage Edition on behalf of the Regis community, and says the Cherne’s gift holds special meaning for Regis because it is outward sign of their ongoing commitment to enrich the university’s student education. “The seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition are a magnificent gift from Howard and Beulah Cherne,” he said. “The gift caps many years of the Chernes’ gifts to an endowed scholarship at Regis. I think of the Bible as an outward sign of their ongoing commitment to enrich our student’s education.” “When we heard about the handwritten Saint John’s Bible, and saw how magnificent and unique it was, we knew the Heritage Edition would be the perfect gift for Fr. Michael Sheeran in the new Regis chapel,” said Mrs. Cherne, “The fine art edition is beyond our wildest expectations and is truly a treasure that all should see.”

Regis University
 

Fr. Michael Sheeran, president of Regis University, blesses a volume from the Heritage Edition on April 24.

Regis University President Fr. Michael Sheeran, S.J. and SJU Interim President Dan Whalen with an opening spread from the Wisdom Books volume.

The Mass of the Holy Spirit was celebrated at Regis University with The Saint John’s Bible Wisdom Books and Prophets volumes receiving special prominence.

Fr. Dan Daly, S.J., rector of the Regis University Jesuit Community and associate professor of business, delivers the homily during the Mass of the Holy Spirit in the St. John Francis Regis Chapel. The first reading was taken from Wisdom Books, which is largely displayed behind the ambo. Regis, a Jesuit university, celebrates this Mass annually to inaugurate the new academic year.

A Mass rich in tradition and festivity, the Mass of the Holy Spirit featured dancers in front of the Wisdom Books volume as part of the liturgy.