Lenten Bible Study using St. John’s Bible every Wednesday during Lent

St. John's bible
Genealogy of Christ, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002 The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, Copyright 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Who: All faculty and staff are invited to this Bible Study Group. Alumni and community members are welcome.

When: Wednesdays, 12:40-1:30, Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18 ,25, April 1.  SOUP will be provided. It is not necessary to attend each session but feel free to attend as many as you can.

Where:  McGrath Room in the Arrupe Center,  Campus Ministry

Why: The Fairfield University community is invited to gather and celebrate the divine works of The Saint John's Bible with the practice of Visio Divina. We will explore these concepts through the usage of Biblical texts, music and sacred art.

DiMenna-Nyselius Library is the first college library  in New England to have access to the St. John's Bible. Furthermore, this Bible is unique because of its creation. Its authors combined methods used from the past and present, which range from handmade inks and gold leaf to 21st century technology and current themes and images.

One volume of the St. John's Bible is on view on the main floor of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library (located under the stairs).

You can learn more about the Saint John’s Bible here. You can see an online exhibit from the Library of Congress with beautiful illustrations here.

You can hear a Don Jackson, calligrapher and director of the St. John's Bible project being interviewed on the Today Show -

Contact Fr. Bret Stockdale, SJ bstockdale@fairfield.edu for more information.