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Regis College First to Display Heritage Edition in Canada

June 11, 2010 — Regis College, a Jesuit college at the University of Toronto, received a Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible at a special convocation in Regis’ St. Joseph Chapel on May 27. The Heritage Edition is a gift from George and Gloria Allen. More than 1,500 people attended an exhibition of the Pentateuch, Psalms and Wisdom volumes on May 29 and 30 that followed the Heritage Edition’s arrival.

“We are turning one page a day, beginning with Job in the Wisdom Books volume,” said Father Gordon Rixon, SJ, dean of Regis College. “A constant stream of people stop by daily to contemplate the displayed page.”

The Allens decided to place the volumes, the first to be presented in Canada, at Regis College because they were confident that the Jesuits would use them in their educational and evangelical ministry across the country. “Gloria and I are delighted to share this inspirational rendering of the Word of God with so many people,” George Allen said. “We have had a long relation with the Canadian Jesuits. We look forward to collaborating in their mission for many years to come.”

Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto preached at the Eucharistic celebration preceding the convocation and placed the Wisdom Books volume in a special display case in the atrium of the college. A volume of the Bible will remain on permanent rotating display. With Wisdom Books, Prophets and Psalms already delivered to the college, the Regis College Heritage Edition of The Saint John's Bible is already scheduled for exhibitions at many parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Visit Regis College or Follow the Journey.