On Thursday, October 5, members of Saint Benedict’s Monastery and Saint John’s Abbey gathered with guests to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the commissioning of The Saint John’s Bible. The celebration’s theme was “Celebrating the Word of God” and began with a moving prayer service presided by Sister Karen Rose, prioress of Saint Benedict’s Monastery, and Abbot John Klassen, abbot of Saint John’s Abbey. Guests were then invited to look closer at the seven volumes displayed of The Saint John’s Bible and spend time with the illuminations. “Celebrating the Word of God” was a beautiful way to highlight not only the Saint John’s Bible but also art in various forms and the importance it plays in our understanding and reflection of God.
You may view a recording of the event. The celebration officially begins at the 6:25 mark.