The Word of God Alive on a Page: Making of The Saint John's Bible

Fr. Eric Hollas, OSB, monk and priest of Saint John’s Abbey
Nov. 3, 2013 at 3 p.m.
University of Dayton Libraries
First floor group flex space
Reception and tours of the exhibit will follow the lecture

Fr. Hollas was instrumental in initiating the 15-year long creation of the first handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in over 500 years: The Saint John’s Bible. This mammoth undertaking, directed by Queen Elizabeth II’s senior scribe Donald Jackson, took 15 years to complete. The skills of a dedicated team of artists and scribes working on two continents created a one-of-a-kind work of art. Combining old world techniques and tools with computer imagery, satellite photos, contemporary knowledge and theological sensibilities, a new Bible of the 21st century was created for the people of the world.

Join Fr. Hollas on Sunday, November 3 as he shares this wonderful and inspirational journey including the joys and frustrations of such an undertaking. Plenty of time will be left for questions from the audience and the exhibit will be open for viewing before and after the program.

Attendees can park in any single-letter lot, with lots B, P, and A being most convenient.