The Saint John's Bible Forward to a Friend

Happy New Year! We hope the holidays were meaningful for you and you have already had a good start to 2010. We have high hopes for 2010 and are honored to have you accompanying us on the journey. If you are interested in experiencing The Saint John's Bible beyond the computer screen, we strongy encourage you to seek out one of the many Heritage Editions that are displayed throughout the country (and the world!). In addition to wonderful displays, many of these institutions are beginning to offer studies, classes and discussions focused on the scripture and The Saint John's Bible. This newsletter and our website has a comprehensive list of the many locations where you can view The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition.


As New Decade Begins, The Saint John's Bible Found around the World

A New Year and a new decade find The Saint John's Bible reaching more people in more places around the world. Thanks to generous benefactors, colleges, universities, museums, libraries and churches across the United States and Europe are receiving and displaying gifts of the Heritage Edition, the fine art reproduction of The Saint John's Bible, thanks to generous benefactors. For these institutions, it is a chance for visitors, students, faculty, parishioners and patrons to view beautiful images and text and to pause and reflect on the Sacred.

At St. Catherine University’s Advent Vespers on Dec. 10, a liturgical dancer opens the Psalms volume as children serving as Bible bearers look on.
Photo: Richard Marshall courtesy of the
St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Having the fine art reproduction on college or university campuses has students turning a page each day and art and theology faculty incorporating the Heritage Edition into their curriculum. Religious and lay people are discussing how they can use the volumes in liturgy and faith formation in their churches and chapels. With the Heritage Edition now part of their permanent collection, curators and museum directors are exhibiting an astonishing array of art along with the fine art reproduction volumes.

Guests at the Massachusetts Bible Society, a 200 year-old organization, learn the story of The Saint John's Bible at a presentation there on Dec. 3.
Photo: Mike Nyman Photography

By receiving and displaying the fine art edition, institutions are helping to fulfill the mission of sharing The Saint John's Bible and igniting the spiritual imaginations of people around the world. An original work of art in its own right, the Heritage Edition is the only full-size, limited edition, signed and numbered fine art reproduction that will ever be produced. In all, 299 fine art reproductions will be created and placed in religious, arts, academic and cultural institutions around the world. The first was presented to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on April 4, 2008. Upon viewing the pages, Pope Benedict exclaimed: "This is a work of art … this is a great work of art … this is a work for eternity."

To see photos and learn more about the Heritage Edition presentations and displays, visit Follow the Journey.

Heritage Editions have been presented to:
   The Vatican Museum and Library, Rome, Italy
   St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England
   Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, California
   The Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida
   Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa
   John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio
   Regis University, Denver, Colorado
   Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
   St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota
   University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

FOX News aired a story on Christmas Day featuring The Saint John’s Bible and the Heritage Edition. The story included an interview with Jim Triggs, executive director of the Heritage Program, who visited FOX News in New York earlier in December. Click here to read more and watch the video.

In This Issue

• As New Decade Begins,
  The Saint John's Bible Found
  around the World

• Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

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January 9 - February 21, 2010
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