The Saint John’s Bible at The Basilica of Saint Mary – Pentecost Sunday May 9, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Basilica of Saint Mary will dedicate a Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2024. A Heritage Edition is a fine art edition created under the direction of renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson, who oversaw the creative development of the original, hand-illuminated Saint John’s Bible. The Saint John’s Bible original manuscript is located at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library on the campus of Saint John’s University and Abbey.

Pentecost, Donald Jackson, ©2002 The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University,
Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

The Heritage Edition consists of seven volumes in one set and only 299 sets have been created. It is being shared in communities – churches, hospitals, universities, libraries, etc. – around the world to celebrate the creative and inspired ways The Saint John’s Bible can ignite one’s spiritual imagination. The Saint John’s Bible is a masterwork of art and spirituality that invites a spiritual journey toward God, both for individuals and communities of all faith journeys.

This gift was brought to The Basilica to honor Michael O’Connell’s ministry and service to The Basilica community and the Saint John’s community.

“The Basilica is honored to accept this sacred gift and share it with our community.” said Fr. Daniel Griffith, Pastor at The Basilica.


Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2024

9:30am Mass – Dedication & Blessing of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition
11:00am Reception – Teresa of Calcutta Hall

Interview opportunities are available. Please schedule in advance.

Mae Desaire | The Basilica of Saint Mary

Director of Marketing and Communications
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