Monday, April 26, 2010
WHAT: Mayo Clinic has received a donation of a Heritage Edition of the Saint John's Bible from Stephen and Barbara Slaggie. The exhibit will be dedicated in a multicultural ceremony with leaders of Saint John's University and Abbey, as well as representatives of the Jewish, Muslim, Catholic and Protestant traditions. The first volume of the Saint John's Bible will be displayed in the Hage Atrium of the Siebens Building in Rochester, Minn. This reproduction is one of only 299 signed sets, that are replicas of the original. Other sets have been to the Vatican Library in Rome and the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London.
WHEN: 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2010
WHERE: Hage Atrium, Siebens Building
200 First Street S.W.
NOTE: The Saint John's Bible is the first handwritten and hand-illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since Johannes Gutenberg first printed the Bible with movable type in 1452. The project took more than 10 years to complete and covers more than 1,000 pages. It was commissioned by Saint John's University and Abbey, Collegeville, Minn., and was created through a collaboration between renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson in Monmouth, Wales, and a team of scholars at Saint John's Abbey.
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