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February 26, 2024 Blog Article

Wondering what the Heritage Program is up to? Reference the list below to see where The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program is off to ignite spiritual imaginations next. Events with Heritage Program August 14-18, 2023: Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago, IL September 20, 2023:… Read More

Photo: Volume One of Mayo Clinic’s Heritage Edition resides in Mayo Clinic’s Arizona location.

A Companion for Healing: The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition in Spaces of Care at Mayo Clinic

February 25, 2024 Blog Article

Rochester, Minnesota – In spaces that inhabit both the healed… Read More

Photo by Peter Langdown: Seekers experience The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition at Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury, England.

What to Expect for the Heritage Program in 2024

January 21, 2024 Blog Article

The Heritage Program had much to celebrate in 2023. In just the past 12 months… Eight institutions or individuals welcomed a Heritage Edition and two new institutions welcomed an Apostles Edition into their faith communities or homes;   Thousands participated in various stops on the Dedication Tour to England… Read More

Photo: The entire Dedication Tour group poses for a photo at Salisbury Cathedral in front of a Heritage Edition. Dan Whalen is pictured to the left of the Bishop of Salisbury, the Most Reverend Stephen Lake.

JourneyNote: A “Red Letter” Year

December 9, 2023 Blog Article

Hand-written, illuminated manuscripts from medieval times are the precursors of The Saint John’s Bible.  Most of them were never finished and many of the medieval Bible manuscripts we enjoy today are missing pages or entire sections—such as the Winchester Bible, upon which Donald Jackson based the design… Read More

Brad Neary at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Phoenix, Arizona.

Celebrating 10 Years with Brad Neary, Director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program

September 15, 2023 Blog Article

Seattle, Washington – Though it’s not something we consider often, there are many different kinds of understanding in this world. Some ways of understanding live in the mind, as logic and reason do. And then there’s that other kind – that kind of wisdom that lives… Read More

JourneyNote: Don’t Forget the “One”

September 14, 2023 Blog Article

Truly I tell you, just as you did it to ONE of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.  (Matthew 25:40) An often-forgotten word in scripture is the word “one” from the passage above.  Frequently I hear people quote this passage saying,… Read More

The Saint John's Bible is opened up behind a glass wall

An Invitation for Healing: The Saint John’s Bible at Saint Alphonsus Health System

June 10, 2023 Blog Article

Boise, Idaho – When a patient enters a hospital in need of medical support, they are more than a body in need of healing. They are also a soul, an ever-evolving consciousness, and somebody’s loved one. Just as the meaning of The Saint John’s Bible itself is greater than the… Read More

Congregation members page through The Saint John's Bible

JourneyNote: Welcome to Sharing the Word

May 9, 2023 Blog Article

Dear friends and stewards of the Heritage Program, Welcome to our new monthly e-newsletter, Sharing the Word! We’re excited to bring you this compilation of the ways The Saint John’s Bible continues to ignite the spiritual imagination of people around the world. Here’s what you can expect to find… Read More

An illumination featured in The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition.

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Commissioning of The Saint John’s Bible

May 5, 2023 Blog Article

Collegeville, Minnesota – Since it was commissioned 25 years ago, The Saint John’s Bible has touched millions of people around the world. Completed in 2011, it inspires. It heals. And, to its original intent, it brings people together. It’s this spirit – the spirit of bringing people together – that… Read More

The Saint John’s Bible at Home in Galveston

March 15, 2023 Blog Article

Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston, Texas, is home to many artistic treasures. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its Tiffany stained-glass windows are a testament to its renown. Among the treasures are the seven volumes of the Heritage Edition of  The Saint John’s Bible, which the congregation received… Read More

It’s Not a Book Until It’s Bound

November 17, 2022 Blog Article

Whoever said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover…” never met the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, or the amazing people who bind this rare and wonderful work of sacred art. The binding, case, and box of the Heritage Edition are nothing short of a masterpiece—handmade with love… Read More

Continuing our Mission to Ignite the Spiritual Imagination

September 13, 2022 Blog Article

During August 2022, we took steps to more fully understand your engagement with The Saint John’s Bible to help us continue our mission to ignite the spiritual imagination of people around the world. We asked friends and Stewards to share thoughts and ideas about the Heritage Program through a short… Read More

Annual Update

July 21, 2022 Blog Article

Dear Friends, It is with deep gratitude and joy that I offer this mid-year update on the Heritage Program of The Saint John’s Bible. I’m pleased to report good news in virtually every area of our mission: to ignite the spiritual imagination of people around the world of all faith… Read More

Christ’s Body in The Saint John’s Bible

March 10, 2021 Blog Article

How do contemporary Christians understand Jesus’ resurrection? What is the nature of Jesus’ appearances to his disciples after the crucifixion and resurrection, and what do these appearances mean? Also, is Jesus coming back? If so, will he come back in a historical body? In her book Jesus Risen in our… Read More

Gospel of John Frontispiece

Notre Dame’s Journey With The Saint John’s Bible: 2021

February 23, 2021 Blog Article

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… Read More

Op-ed Celebrates National Handwriting Day

January 23, 2021 Blog Article

Today is National Handwriting Day. To help celebrate the day, the Star Tribune was very gracious in publishing an op-ed written by Jim Triggs, executive director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program.  We hope you enjoy it.  (Please click the link below.) Human Touch Endures in… Read More

Illuminate Series: Sharing The Saint John’s Bible

September 24, 2020 Blog Article

The Illuminate Series was launched in two parts on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Part one is a presentation Tim Ternes, director of The Saint John’s Bible, gave at Wayzata Community Church on Friday, September 18, 2020, in Wayzata, Minnesota. Working with a small group from five Twin Cities churches, Tim… Read More

Illuminate Series Begins

September 16, 2020 Blog Article

The Heritage Program is excited to announce its new Illuminate Series.  This online lecture and webinar program allows Saint John’s and other institutions to share the best practices of using The Saint John’s Bible in academics, worship, healthcare, fine arts, and community outreach. Our first featured speaker is Tim Ternes.  Tim is the director… Read More

Illuminate Series Launches in September 2020

August 26, 2020 Blog Article

Because the Illuminate 2020 conference was canceled due to the pandemic, Saint John’s will offer a yearlong webinar and online presentation series for The Saint John’s Bible community.  Jim Triggs, executive director of the Heritage Program at Saint John’s University, provides an overview of the series.   In… Read More

First Person: In Search of Rituals

May 7, 2020 Blog Article

Beyond the formal rituals that play an important role in our spiritual lives, the simple ones that are part of daily life help us through the day. For many of us, COVID-19 has derailed these rituals.  Our experience with students preparing to turn the pages of The Saint John’s Bible… Read More

The Saint John’s Bible Leaves Its Mark on 150th Anniversary of St. Peter’s Health Partners

November 21, 2019 Blog Article

The decision to host The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition is never taken lightly. Organizers must think through programming, logistics, community outreach, and more to ensure they maximize their time with the Bible and see it put to good use in their communities. For St. Peter’s Health Partners in Albany,… Read More

Save the Date for Illuminate 2020, the First-Ever International Conference for The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition

August 1, 2019 Blog Article

More than 100 locations around the world use the Heritage Edition to ignite the spiritual imagination of their communities in creative and engaging ways. Illuminate 2020—the first-ever conference focused on those who own or host The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition—is the ideal forum to learn how others have shared… Read More

A Year with The Saint John's Bible Workshops at Saint John's University

Our 2-Day Workshop Explores How to Make the Most of the Heritage Edition

July 19, 2019 Blog Article

The possibilities for enhancing faith outreach with The Saint John’s Bible are nearly infinite. We believe that the more communities are informed about the creation of this Bible, the better they can use it to complement their mission. Our Workshops, one of our most engaging educational offerings, bring together hosts and owners of the Heritage Edition for a firsthand look at how The Saint John’s Bible was made, carefully replicated and used to reach communities across the world. Read More

Life in Community

CHA’s Health Progress Explores the Role of The Saint John’s Bible in Healing Spaces

June 4, 2019 Blog Article

The Saint John's Bible plays a role in many healing environments around the U.S. and beyond, and the impact of its text and illuminations on the spirit and mind can be understood intuitively. But the latest issue of Health Progress, The Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, goes further, with research-based, academic and theological examinations of how the Bible can contribute to “Healing Spaces.” Read More

Christmas Illuminated: A Special Video Greeting from The Saint John’s Bible

December 13, 2018 Video

The story of the Heritage Edition at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, is as thoughtful as it is memorable. This year’s Christmas greeting from The Saint John’s Bible is dedicated to those who provide care for and support to the sick. We’re proud to present a special video featuring Saint Alphonsus, key illuminations [ ... ] Read More

The Saint John's Bible - The Genealogy of Jesus

How Does A Year With The Saint John’s Bible Work?

November 29, 2018 Blog Article

Many stories on this blog have featured communities participating in the Year with The Saint John’s Bible program. But how does this program actually work, and what do host communities gain from it? Saint John’s University has recently published new details about this unique program and the opportunities it offers… Read More

Heritage Edition Locations, Industries, Markets – The Saint John's Bible

The Heritage Edition’s Expanding Reach

September 27, 2018 Blog Article

The Saint John’s Bible continues to ignite spiritual imaginations around the world thanks to the Heritage Edition and the Year With The Saint John’s Bible program. Here is an update on the communities sharing The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Editions.* *The following information represents a partial list that does not… Read More

“Religious Art… Conveys the Presence of God”: Sister Carol Keehan on How The Saint John’s Bible “Speaks Directly to the Human Soul”

September 6, 2018 Blog Article

Sister Carol Keehan’s passion for healthcare began at age 18, during her first week in nursing school – “and it’s only gotten better since,” she said. She’s right. Since joining the Daughters of Charity sisterhood for social ministry in 1965, Sr. Carol has become a giant of healthcare. She… Read More

Trinity Health System and The Saint John's Bible

How The Saint John’s Bible Fosters a Healing Environment Across 93 Hospitals at Trinity Health System

May 31, 2018 Blog Article

With 93 hospitals and dozens of nursing homes across 22 states (not including home health and hospice locations), Trinity Health System is driven by a desire to create a “healing environment,” something Philip Boyle, SVP of mission and ethics, says is at the heart of everything the organization does. “When… Read More

The Saint John's Bible at Benedictine Health System

Benedictine Health System: Touching Lives with the Blessings of a Century

March 22, 2018 Blog Article

Hospitality; Stewardship; Respect; Justice. At Minnesota-based Benedictine Health System, these Core Values of the Benedictine faith align with the idea of healthcare and are so much more than just words. “At other organizations you may see the values displayed on the wall or on paper and that’s the extent… Read More

The Saint John's Bible Saint Alphonsus Display

Saint Alphonsus Finds the Forgotten, Serves the Unsung Using The Saint John’s Bible

March 8, 2018 Blog Article

The phrase “so the last shall be first” means there’s a place for everyone and everything in the world. It’s also a mantra that guides Brad Hoaglun and Ted Marconi’s practice of “intentionality,” which flows throughout Boise, Idaho-based Saint Alphonsus Health System’s plan for The Saint John’s Bible in 2018. Read More

Bell Tower of First Presbyterian Fort Smith

Spiritual Health and Healing in Arkansas

January 3, 2018 Link

Three hospitals in Arkansas are participating in the Year With The Saint John’s Bible program and the first stop is Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. As reported in the Paris Express, “Mercy Vice President for Mission Martin Schreiber said...