Benedictine Living Community of Wausau to share rare Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition with community
Benedictine Living Community of Wausau is pleased to announce the Heritage Edition of the highly acclaimed Saint John’s Bible will be available for public display on their campus starting Oct. 10. This special opportunity for Benedictine Living Community of Wausau was brought to life through a partnership between Benedictine Health System and the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minn., to honor the 125th anniversary of their Sponsor, the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery.
The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the advent of the printing press more than 500 years ago. The one-of-a-kind Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible is a full-size fine art edition of the original manuscript created under the direction of Donald Jackson, the artistic director of the original manuscript. Each volume received finishing treatments by hand and only 299 sets of the Heritage Edition were created.
“We are pleased to be able to share this beautiful work of art and faith with our residents, staff and community members,” said Gary Hixon, administrator/CEO. “The goal of the Saint John’s Bible is to ignite the spiritual imagination of people all over the world of all faiths – which aligns nicely with the work of our Sponsor, the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery.”
With support from Benedictine Health System and Benedictine Health System Foundation, Benedictine Living Community of Wausau will have the Heritage Edition Volume “Gospel & Acts” for approximately two weeks. This will be an opportunity for our residents, guests, staff and the public to experience the beautiful calligraphy and fascinating illuminations, the history, the cultural influences and the faith message will be held daily on Oct. 10-28 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Additional information about this event can be found by calling 715-675-9451 or visiting www.blcwausau.org.