The Saint John’s Bible reprints to come to Saint Martin's University

August 28, 2009

Lacey, Washington – Ten reprinted pieces from The Saint John’s Bible will be exhibited at Saint Martin’s University in Harned Hall on October 9-11. This exhibit, which will include a short companion video, will be free and open to the public. A special closed preview of the exhibit will take place October 2-4, as part of the University’s Reunion Weekend. This closed preview will only be available to Reunion Weekend attendees. 

The exhibit will consist of the following reprinted pages:

  • Creation
  • Adam and Eve
  • Ten Commandments
  • Restoration of Job’s Fortune (Job 42)
  • Faithful Friends (Sirach 6:14-22)
  • Ezekiel’s Vision of the New Temple
  • Frontispiece from the Gospel of Mark
  • Sower and the Seed (Mark 3, 4)
  • Life Cycles of the Monarch Butterfly from the Ending of the Gospel of Mark
  • Beatitudes

The original The Saint John’s Bible is a completely hand-written and illuminated Bible, and is the first to have been commissioned since the invention of the printing press. In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University in Minnesota commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce the Bible, which unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today. For more information about the original The Saint John’s Bible, visit For more information about the reprints exhibit at Saint Martin’s University, contact Tiffany Stewart at 360-438-4366 or

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 student from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Tiffany Stewart
Advancement Assistant

Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of Communications & Marketing