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St. Norbert College to Present “From Inspiration to Illumination”

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From St. Norbert College, September 26, 2013
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College will present the lecture "From Inspiration to Illumination: An Introduction to the Saint John's Bible" on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Walter Theatre of the Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the St. Norbert College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The Saint John's Bible is a handwritten and hand-illuminated Bible, commissioned in 1998 by Saint John's Abbey and Saint John's University in Minnesota and created by professional scribes in Wales under the direction of calligrapher Donald Jackson. The project combined a centuries-old tradition of craftsmanship with the latest capabilities of computer technology and electronic communication.

Tim Ternes, director of the project, will discuss the undertaking and the process used to create the Bible. Participants will have the opportunity to turn the pages of full-sized, museum-quality reproductions of the original.

Following the presentation, a gallery talk and reception will be held in the Bush Art Center on the college campus.

This event is co-sponsored by the St. Norbert College art discipline, Mission and Ministry and the Center for Norbertine Studies.

For more information, contact the Center for Norbertine Studies at 920-403-3919 or visit

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