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Visitors To IWU View Historic Bible

Tue, 20 May 2014 13:47:38 CDT
By: Judy Valente

Visitors To IWU View Historic Bible A fine arts reproduction of the first hand-lettered, hand-painted Bible in 500 years goes on display this afternoon at Illinois Wesleyan's Evelyn Chapel. The St. John's Bible, as it is known, features an original form of calligraphy as well as hand-painted images known as "illuminations." WGLT's Judy Valente talks with Sister Roberta Bussan, a Benedictine sister from St. Mary's Monastery in Rock Island, about how this eight-million-dollar work of sacred art came to be.


Sister Roberta will be speaking at the chapel at Illinois Wesleyan this afternoon (5/20) at 4:30. The event is free and open to the public.

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