The Saint John's Bible:

The Saint John's Bible (Heritage Edition) was given to Saint Mary's College by Judith Rauenhorst Mahoney ('74).  It is on view at the library in a handcrafted display case given to the college by Anne G. Mahoney ('05). 

The limited Heritage Edition is a reproduction of the original Saint John's Bible, a unique work commissioned by Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota.  The original copy was handcrafted by a team of artists and calligraphers, and took over 12 years to complete.  Our set, one of only 299 created, was presented to Saint Mary's College and blessed at a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit.  

This facsimile is of interest to artists, scholars, students, theologians, and all who have an interest in experiencing a transformative work of artistic and spiritual discovery. 

The Cushwa-Leighton Library continues to welcome visitors who have come to Saint Mary's College from all over to view the Bible on display.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call the Cushwa-Leighton Library at (574) 284-5280 or use our Research Help Form to make an inquiry.