Enjoy this 90-second film of the illumination of The Ten Commandments from UP’s Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible. Fun fact: the artist, Thomas Ingmire, is something of an anarchist, so tackling one of humanity’s best-known sets of rules was a wonderful challenge for him! Video is at this link.
Saint John's Bible
All staff and faculty are invited to engage in Visio Divina on Wednesdays during Lent. To accommodate varied schedules, there will be two sessions offered, at 12:45 and 7:15 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. In the frenetic pace of most of our days, Visio Divina is a chance to step into quiet contemplative individual reflection centered on an image from The Saint John’s Bible, a different one each week. Each session lasts about 30 minutes.
For more information, contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr. Eric Hollas, OSB, of St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., will offer a lecture entitled “Humor and Whimsy in The Saint John’s Bible” on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:15 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons board room. In addition to shedding new light on the genesis of The Saint John’s Bible, Fr. Hollas will highlight the many visual puns and quirkiness in the art of the first fully hand-rendered Bible manuscript crafted in over 500 years.
This lecture is part of the Beckman Humor Project, and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the lecture and also at the 6:30 p.m. reception in Buckley Center Gallery that officially kicks off the display of 10 large prints from the project.
The talk is sponsored by the Garaventa Center. For more information, contact Karen Eifler at 8014 or email@example.com.
- An art exhibit for The Saint John’s Bible opens in the Buckley Center Art Gallery on Monday, February 9. The exhibit Includes 10 large prints from the University’s Heritage Edition of The Saint Johns Bible. The exhibit is free and open to all and end on Friday, March 6. Information: Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Michael Andrews lecture, “Edith Stein: ‘Woman’ and ‘Vocation’ and Other Signs of Contradiction,” Tuesday, February 10, 7:15 p.m., Franz Hall Holy Cross Lounge. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at email@example.com.
Ten large prints of The Saint John’s Bible will be on display in Buckley Center gallery from Tuesday, February 10, to Friday, March 6. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, February 17, at 6:30 p.m., followed by a talk with Rev. Eric Hollas, O.S.B, at 7:15 p.m. in the Board Room of the Bauccio Commons. The gallery exhibit and reception are free and open to all.
In 1998, the monks of Saint John’s Abbey in Minnesota commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce the first hand-written and illuminated Bible in 500 years. Following production, the University of Portland received a Heritage Edition as a generous gift from Allen and Kathleen Lund. The Saint John’s Bible is on permanent display in the Clark Library.
For more information contact Karen Eifler at 8014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Garaventa Center and Campus Ministry invite all members of the UP community to step away from the frenzy of the season for Visio Divina on Wednesdays during Advent, 12:45 and 7:15 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. Visio Divina, which means “sacred seeing,” is an ancient form of contemplative prayer centered on sacred images. It is rooted in monastic tradition.
Participants will experience the Divine in images from the University’s Saint John’s Bible, a different one each week. Visio Divina asks only for our silent presence; each session lasts about 30 minutes.
All University community members are invited to prayerfully enter into the Advent Season and experience the beautiful images in the Clark Library’s Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible. Please join campus ministry and the Garaventa Center for an Advent Visio Divina, praying with images from The Saint John’s Bible, on Wednesday, December 4, at 7:15 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or email@example.com.
The University of Portland has announced a RISE Campaign gift of $150,000 from longtime UP supporters Allen and Kathleen Lund of Pasadena, Calif. Their gift will purchase a Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible, which will be on display on the main floor of the Clark Library when construction is completed in August.
The Saint John’s Bible is the first completely handwritten and illuminated Bible to have been commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the invention of the printing press. Divided into seven volumes, the original Saint John’s Bible was commissioned by Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota in 1998 and completed in 2011. With this gift, the University of Portland is one of approximately 45 institutions to have acquired a rare Heritage Edition. Other schools include Yale University, Brigham Young University, and Santa Clara University.
Allen Lund is the president and CEO of the Allen Lund Company and chairman of the University’s board of regents. The gift is part of the RISE Campaign, which seeks to raise $175 million over the next several years, one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university.