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Notre Dame's Journey With The Saint John's Bible 2021

Plus the responses to our Op-ed on National Handwriting Day

Posted February 23, 2021 in Education, Healthcare, Religious Institutions
Gospel of John Frontispiece

Developed by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, this six-unit series allows you to explore the beauty and tradition of illuminated manuscripts, and unpack several illuminations from The Saint John’s Bible along with the Scripture passages they depict. You’ll also learn how to pray with Scripture and art through guided experiences of lectio and visio divina.

To enroll in the series, please click on the image below.  (The series began on February 17 but it is not too late to enroll.)

National Handwriting Day Revisited

When the Star Tribune published our Op-Ed celebrating National Handwriting Day, we received some nice feedback from The Saint John’s Bible community, which is not surprising given its appreciation of the written word.

What we did not expect was the number of handwritten letters we received from readers who shared our sentiment. We were also impressed by the variety of writing styles and the beautiful penmanship of our new-found friends.

Beyond style and form, the messages were quite moving.  One letter included a penmanship book from the 1800’s.  Another lamented the fact that his grandchildren can’t read cursive and, therefore, can’t read the letters he sends. The most inspiring letter came from Kathie who created her own “Person of the Day (POD)” handwriting campaign. This excerpt from the letter she sent explains why she began this daily ritual.

Kathie also included the following card with each letter.

Please mark your calendar for next year’s National Handwriting Day on January 23, 2022.  Why January 23?  It is John Hancock’s birthday, of course!