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From Inspiration to Illumination: An Introduction to The Saint John’s Bible

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten bible, commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in more than five hundred years. Through video and rich visual images, participants will be guided through the story of the stunning work of art with its 160 major illuminations. Learn about the processes, tools, methods, and materials behind the making of The Saint John’s Bible; explore several artworks through guided imagery discussions; handle vellum samples and a quill; and see large fine art reproductions of the seven volumes, the so called Heritage Edition, which was given as a donation to Saint Benedict Center.

Free of charge.

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Tim Ternes is the Director of The Saint John’s Bible and Programming at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minnesota. He worked closely with the artistic team for the project facilitating project planning, exhibitions, programming, curating, and caring for the original folios of the Bible. Tim travels extensively offering presentations and educational programs for The Saint John’s Bible and museum collections. In short, he is the keeper of the pages and the keeper of the story.