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.
Visit The Saint John’s Bible Gallery this holiday season. 28 original folios, including the Birth of Christ illumination, are on exhibition along with the project’s tools, materials, sketches. 14th and 15th century depictions of the Nativity are also on display from the rare books and manuscript collections at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. The gallery is open for self-guided visits from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The gallery will also be open from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16. Free admission.

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The Saint John’s Bible Gallery hours During the Week between Christmas and New Year
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 27: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
December 28: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
December 29: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

January 1 and 2: Closed