See below for exciting information on its arrival and how we will use it when it is at the Monastery
from mid-November until the end of the year!
No registration necessary unless indicated.
See The Saint John's Bible
- Sunday, November 18 (Join us at our 11:00 a.m. Sunday Eucharist where we will welcome The Saint John's Bible to the Monastery for the remainder of the year!)
- Come and see, come and pray with The Saint John's Bible on display in the Gathering Space in the Chapel for the last six weeks of the year. Generally, it will be inside a case, except for times noted below.
- Every week for an hour before the Wednesday lectio divinia sessions (see dates below), we will have the case removed from The Bible and all are welcome to come and look more closely at the illuminations and calligraphy of The Bible. Someone will be on hand to answer questions and help people turn pages.
- Call us with any special requests for yourself or your group!
Pray with The Saint John's Bible
Lectio divina with The Saint John's Bible (Visio Divina)
Wednesdays, November 21, 28, December 5, 12, and 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the St. Scholastica Monastery Chapel Gathering Space. *Open viewing at 1:30 p.m.
Lectio divina, a Benedictine form of contemplative prayer, is a powerful practice that enables us to open ourselves to God so that we can better recognize and hear God's voice in our lives. We will also use illuminations from The Saint John's Bible to encounter the Divine through images (visio divina). No prior experience with this form of prayer is required.
Advent Vespers (with College of St. Scholastica)
Tuesday, December 4 at 4:30 p.m. in St. Scholastica Monastery Chapel
Taizé Prayer Service with The Saint John's Bible
Monday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Scholastica Monastery Chapel
Closing Ritual for The Saint John's Bible
Sunday, January 6, time to be determined in St. Scholastica Monastery Chapel
Listen to The Saint John's Bible
The Making of The Saint John's Bible
Friday, November 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Scholastica Monastery. Free will offering gratefully accepted.
Written in ink with a quill on vellum, The Saint John’s Bible is not only an artistic treasure; it is also a theological treatise on the Christian Tradition. What inspired it? What questions shaped its direction? How did scholars in Minnesota communicate with artists in Wales? Using images from The Saint John’s Bible, Fr. Michael Patella, OSB, the chair of the Committee on Illumination and Texts, will discuss the major questions in the Bible’s development.
The Saint John's Bible: Why Does it Matter?
Michael Patella, OSB
Saturday, December 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (includes lunch) at St. Scholastica Monastery
Praying with The Saint John's Bible: Illuminating Your Advent Gaze
Friday, December 7 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Scholastica Monastery.