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Saint John's Bible News & Events

Join us for upcoming events that celebrate the beauty and inspiration of The Saint John’s Bible.






Join us every Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. as a member of the St. Jerome's University community turns the pages of the Heritage Volume, Gospels and Acts to a new beautiful passage or illumination. Taking place in the Atrium of the Academic Centre; a small ceremony and reading proceeds the page turning.

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.

On November 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Lisa Fagin-Davis, Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America presents Writing the Bible: From 7th Century Northumberland to 21st Century Minnesota. Medieval manuscript scholar Lisa Fagin-Davis will trace the development from the earliest Latin versions to the contemporary Saint John's Bible. Find out more about this lecture by clicking here.


To learn more about all of the Lectures in Catholic Experience please click here.


Messiah Concert with Saint John’s Bible Illuminations

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. 


September/Fall 2017
The Scribe

Read the publication dedicated to The Saint John's Bible. 


June 2017
Find out more by listening to CBC Radio’s Tapestry program, featuring an interview with St. Jerome’s University’s Associate Dean, Cristina Vanin.


March 20, 2017
The Record

Local paper, The Waterloo Region Record, features the Heritage Editions housed at St. Jerome's University during A Year with the Saint John's Bible - story