President Thomas Mengler will introduce the University community to "Living with The Saint John's Bible", a program that supports the University's year-long dialogue of educating for formation in faith, one of the five characteristics of Marianist Universities. As part of the launching of the program, a lecture will be offered by The Rev. Eric Hollas, O.S.B., who will present "The Word of God Alive: The Making of The Saint John's Bible".
The Saint John's Bible is the world's newest hand-written illuminated Bible, commissioned by the Benedictine monks of Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota, in 1998. It is the first hand-scribed Bible produced by the Benedictines since the advent of the printing press more than 550 years ago. The University has acquired the full seven volume set that is The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition.
With it, St. Mary's will emphasize the University's Catholic
identity, enhance its commitment to establishing St. Mary's as a Center
for Catholic Studies, and strengthen its relationship with the
Archdiocese of San Antonio and the Catholic and other religious communities locally and
Viewing of the Saint John's Bible begins at 6 p.m. with Lecture following at 7 p.m. A reception at 8 p.m. will close the evening's activities.