Recently, a copy of the Handwritten and hand-illustrated St. John’s Bible visited the Amityville Motherhouse and brought back memories of when one of our sisters saw it before it was sent off to print.
In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey and University in Minnesota commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. This work of art unites an ancient Benedictine tradition of art with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium.
On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY, brought two volumes of reproductions of the St. John’s Bible to the motherhouse. When open, the books are two feet tall by three feet wide!