The Scribe

The Official Blog of The Saint John's Bible Heritage Program

The Heritage Edition is a fine art edition of the original Saint John’s Bible. Created under the direction of Donald Jackson, these limited editions are being shared in communities around the world. The purpose of The Scribe is to celebrate the creative and inspired ways The Saint John’s Bible ignites the spiritual imagination. If you would like to receive biweekly updates, please subscribe below.

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Raymond Martinez - God's Help, God's Hope

Imagination on Fire Uses The Saint John’s Bible as a Springboard for Incarcerated Artists

August 15, 2019 Blog Article

“Artists need to do art to be fully human,” says Rev. Nora Jacob. “They need to express themselves.” But what about artists who legally can’t? Whose situation prevents them not just from sharing their art with the world, but from even acquiring the tools to create it in the first… Read More

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Illuminate 2020 - Save the Date

Save the Date for Illuminate 2020, the First-Ever International Conference for The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition

August 1, 2019 Blog Article

The first conference for The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition will show you how it can be used in your church, school, hospital and community. Read More

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A Year with The Saint John's Bible Workshops at Saint John's University

Our 2-Day Workshop Explores How to Make the Most of the Heritage Edition

July 19, 2019 Blog Article

The possibilities for enhancing faith outreach with The Saint John’s Bible are nearly infinite. We believe that the more communities are informed about the creation of this Bible, the better they can use it to complement their mission. Our Workshops, one of our most engaging educational offerings, bring together hosts and owners of the Heritage Edition for a firsthand look at how The Saint John’s Bible was made, carefully replicated and used to reach communities across the world. Read More

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The Saint John's Bible at St Mary's University Launch

St. Mary’s University Uses The Saint John’s Bible as Shorthand for Its Mission

June 20, 2019 Blog Article

In its sixth year as an owner of the Heritage Edition, St. Mary’s University has found plenty of mileage in its pages – and it shows no signs of slowing down. Dr. Bob O’Connor, St. Mary’s Director of The Saint John’s Bible and University Ombudsman, characterizes the Bible’s appearances across… Read More

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Life in Community

CHA’s Health Progress Explores the Role of The Saint John’s Bible in Healing Spaces

June 4, 2019 Blog Article

The Saint John's Bible plays a role in many healing environments around the U.S. and beyond, and the impact of its text and illuminations on the spirit and mind can be understood intuitively. But the latest issue of Health Progress, The Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, goes further, with research-based, academic and theological examinations of how the Bible can contribute to “Healing Spaces.” Read More

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UIW_The Saint John's Bible

For the University of the Incarnate Word, A Year with The Saint John’s Bible Was About More than Just the Bible

May 16, 2019 Blog Article

Illumination licensing rights provided to A Year with The Saint John’s Bible participants allowed UIW to use art like the Gospel of John Frontispiece for university events. “The first chapter of the Gospel of Saint John was so beautiful, my heart was captivated,” said Sister Walter Maher, CCVI, Vice… Read More

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Rev. Doyt Conn reading the Heritage Edition at Epiphany Parish – The Saint John's Bible

How The Saint John’s Bible Transformed Epiphany Parish’s Good Friday Readings

May 2, 2019 Blog Article

Epiphany Parish Seattle’s annual Holy Week Bible readings came alive in a new way, says church leadership, when they added The Saint John’s Bible to the event. Read More

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Siena College students view the Ezekiel illumination in The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition

Franciscan Tradition is “Alive” with the Heritage Edition at Siena College

April 18, 2019 Blog Article

Every faith tradition has its tangible representations of an intangible belief: symbols, texts, and even elements of nature can center one’s faith and serve as a reminder of traditional values and figures. But to Siena College in Albany, New York, the important part of owning The Saint John’s Bible isn’t… Read More

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Dr. Gintaras DUda and The Saint John's Bible

The God Question and a Theory of Everything: Two Scientific Perspectives on The Saint John’s Bible

April 4, 2019 Blog Article

Exploring the question of existence – the nature of being, “where” we come from and why – is a recurring sticking point between the worlds of faith and science. Ironically, it’s also the uniting ideological thread between the two: the idea that, with enough dedication and the right perspective, humans… Read More

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To The Ends of The Earth

An Astrophysicist Sees “Science & Faith in Harmony” within The Saint John’s Bible

March 7, 2019 Blog Article

The Saint John’s Bible has inspired people from all walks of life, but among those who lecture on the Bible or are involved with it professionally, there tend to be a few common themes—religious leaders, calligraphers, and academics, primarily in the liberal arts. But as a growing number of audience… Read More

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