The first hand-illuminated Bible of its kind in 500 years

Fr Michael Patella

Fr Michael Patella, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota and a professor of New Testament at the Saint John’s School of Theology-Seminary.

Over the past decade, Fr Patella has played a key role overseeing the creation of the Saint John’s Bible, the first Benedictine-commissioned, hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible in 400 years.

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