St. Jerome’s University is hosting A Year with the Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten and illuminated Bible since the origin of the printing press 500 years ago. Two Heritage volumes — Gospels and Acts, Pentateuch — are on display at the University. As part of the year’s celebration St. Jerome’s University is providing complimentary lectures linked to The Saint John’s Bible, weekly page turning events, and exhibits.
On October 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Hubble Space Telescope astrophysicist, Anton M. Koekemoer, presents the first in the 2017-2018 Lectures in Catholic Experience series: Science and Faith in Harmony: “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.” Koekemoer will present the latest astronomical highlights, including images from the Hubble Space Telescope, that were used to inspire some of the beautiful illuminations in The Saint John’s Bible. Complimentary tickets are available, but please register in advance.
Koekemoer is followed in the series by Lisa Fagin Davis (November 17: Writing The Bible: From 7th Century Northumberland to 21st Century Minnesota) and Fr. Eric Hollas, OSB (December 8: The Artist as Preacher: Sacred Art and the Eye of the Beholder).
Every Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. we gather in the Academic Centre (SJ2) Atrium, where The Saint John’s Bible is on display, to turn to the next page of illumination in the Bible. Everyone is welcome to join us!
On site display: November 13-17, 2017
St. Jerome’s University will host an exhibit of manuscripts from the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies (PIMS) of St. Michael’s College, Toronto. Visit the exhibit in the Academic Centre (SJ2) Atrium.
Messiah is always a beloved Christmas tradition. But this year, it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the ears! Along with the timeless beauty of Handel’s music presented by the Grand Philharmonic Choir, you will see breathtaking images of hand-crafted illuminations from The Saint John’s Bible. A pre-concert presentation by Fr. Eric Hollas, OSB (“The Challenge of Making the Word of God Come Alive on a Page”) is also featured at this event, which takes place at Centre in the Square, Kitchener and tickets are available through the box office.
All seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible, will also be on display, courtesy of the Diocese of Hamilton.
Find out more by listening to CBC Radio’s Tapestry program, featuring an interview with St. Jerome’s University’s Associate Dean, Cristina Vanin.