Retreat with The Saint John’s Bible
Brad Neary, M.A. from Seattle, WA, and Fr. Thomas Leitner, OSB, will present a retreat titled, Praying with The Saint John’s Bible at Saint Benedict Center, four miles north of Schuyler, on October 19 – 20, 2019. The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten, hand illuminated Bible in more than five hundred years, on approximately 1,150 pages and including 160 major illuminations. The Heritage Edition is a limited edition, fine art reproduction of the original and has engaged the world’s finest printing experts and binders to ensure faithful representation of the original manuscript. A copy of it had been donated to St. Benedict Center where it will be on perpetual display starting in 2020. On this weekend, you will get to know The Saint John’s Bible and receive help with practicing lectio divina with the text and visio divina with the stunning and inspiring images.
Brad Neary is the director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program. He is responsible for collaborating with institutions in the western region of North America who express an interest in acquiring one of the 299 sets of the 7-volume Heritage Edition. Mr. Neary also serves as senior development officer for St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. He holds a Master’s in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and resides in Seattle, WA. Listen to one of his captivating presentations here.
Fr. Thomas Leitner, OSB holds a Master’s of Religious Studies from St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, and serves as administrator of St. Benedict Center.
The retreat begins on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and ends on Sunday after lunch. The program fee is $ 50; room and board are additional. For more information call St. Benedict Center 402-352-8819 or register here.