2016 Summer Seminar

The Resurrection in the Gospel of John Illuminated through The Saint John's Bible

June 12-18, 2016

The Saint John's Bible is the first completely handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned since the invention of the printing press more than 500 years ago. Michael Patella, OSB, will introduce seminar participants to the hermeneutics of The Saint John's Bible and Susan Sink will describe the creative process that led to its production.

Morning lectures on the resurrection narrative in the Gospel of John by Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM, will give special attention to its significance for the life, mission, and witness of women religious. Her lectures will be complemented by Susan Sink's afternoon reflections and guided meditations on the illuminations in The Saint John's Bible. Seminar participants will also enjoy opportunities for small group viewings of a Heritage Edition of the Bible with a docent. Schneiders is Professor Emerita of New Testament Studies and Christian Spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University.

A downloadable copy of seminar schedule is listed at the bottom of this web page. Note that the schedule may be subject to change.


$65   Non-refundable registration fee 
$225 Board (includes dinner Sunday, June 12 through breakfast Saturday, June 18)
$200 Tuition


Costs are variable. A varety of options are available to seminar participants. Download detailed housing information.


Registration is now closed. 

Download the seminar brochure 


Please contact Kathy Guthrie, kguthrie@saintmarys.edu, or call (574) 284-4636.