Summer Social Event: Mount Saint Mary College

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Time: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Mount Saint Mary College Library
Image of the Joshua Anthology, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2010, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
It's a social and networking outing for all Southeastern members! Join us after work for a visit to the library, networking with colleagues, and a presentation and presentation of the St. John's Bible, the remarkable illuminated text that is held in the library's collection.

Event schedule:
4:30 refreshments
5:30 welcome remarks and a presentation by Derek Sanderson about the St. John's Bible
guests are welcome to stay, visit the library and tour the grounds after the presentation

The evening at the library will be an opportunity to spend casual time with your colleagues and view a Hudson Valley treasure. Please RSVP so we can provide an accurate count to our host.

About the Heritage edition of the St. John's Bible:
The Heritage Edition is a fine art edition of the original Saint John’s Bible, which is a fifteen year collaboration of scripture scholars and theologians at Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and a team of artists and calligraphers at the scriptorium in Wales, United Kingdom. The project was directed by Donald Jackson, one of the world's foremost calligraphers and Senior Scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Crown Office at the House of Lords.
 
Written and drawn entirely by hand using quills and paints hand-ground from precious minerals and stones such as lapis lazuli, malachite, silver, and 24-karat gold, The Saint John's Bible celebrates the tradition of medieval manuscripts while embracing 21st century technology to facilitate the design process and collaboration between Saint John's in Collegeville and the scriptorium in Wales. 
 
A team of artists in Wales and a team of scholars in Central Minnesota have brought together the ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality. The result is a living document and a monumental achievement.

Read more about the work at the Library of Congress, and at the St. John's Bible blog.

IMAGE: Joshua Anthology, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2010, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.