St Johns Bible

On Sunday, March 26, at 3pm in the Abbey Church, the Benedictine Music Department is presenting “Illuminations in Concert,” a concert of music inspired by some of the same scripture passages seen in the illuminations in the exhibit. Performers include the Benedictine College Chamber Singers, soprano Dr. Kristin Newbegin, flutists Richard Yeager and Miriam Johll, and organists Sister Susan Barber, OSB, Dr. Ruth Krusemark, Tess Schuck, and Dr. Lara West.

During the week of April 9-15, a full-scale replica volume of the Gospels will be on display in the Benedictine College Library lobby during library hours. Read more at, or contact Lara West with questions, lara@, 913-367-6486.

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in more than 500 years. Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, is hosting an exhibition of 25 archival prints from this inspiring book, along with several special events:

The exhibit will be open March 13-April 16, Wednesdays from 2-8pm, Saturdays, 12:30-4:30pm, and Sundays, 12:30-4:30pm, or by appointment (contact Lara West, info below). Galleries are the McCarthy Gallery of Art in Bishop Fink Hall, the Abbey Gallery in the basement of the Abbey Church, and the front foyer of the dining hall.


St Johns Bible
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