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Flagler students study creative process of St. John's Bible

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Oct. 11, 2013

Students were treated to a personal exhibition of the handwritten, illuminated St. John’s Bible during a graphic design class taught by Assistant Professor Luciana Gassett today. The exhibition was accompanied by a discussion of the creative process behind it with Father Michael Patella, professor of New Testament at Saint John’s School of Theology.

The Bible, which was created by the Benedictine Monastery at St. John’s Abbey in Minnesota, marks the first time in 500 years that a Benedictine Monastery has commissioned a handwritten Bible.

An international team of calligraphers and artists were commissioned to create all seven volumes, and The Heritage Edition that will be on display at Flagler is true to the scale and artistic intent of the original manuscript.

The Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible will be on display to the public at Flagler College’s Proctor Library, 44 Sevilla St., on Oct. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Oct. 12-13 from noon to 4 p.m.