Illuminating the Environment: To the Ends of the Earth

Illuminating the Environment is a series of audio reflections focusing on care for creation as highlighted by the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible. The series coincides with the June 18th release of “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis’s new encyclical on the environment.

To the Ends of the Earth
Acts 1:8; 13:47

Br. Albrecht Nyce
Br. Albrecht is a current Masters of Divinity student at the Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary. He is a member of Glastonbury Abbey in Massachusetts.

Illuminating the Environment: Ending of Mark’s Gospel

Illuminating the Environment is a series of audio reflections focusing on care for creation as highlighted by the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible. The series coincides with the June 18th release of “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis’s new encyclical on the environment.

Ending of Mark’s Gospel
Mark 16:1-20

Rebecca Calderone
Rebecca graduated with her Masters of Divinity degree from the Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary in May 2014. She is currently a chaplain resident at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Illuminating the Environment: Valley of Dry Bones

Illuminating the Environment is a series of audio reflections focusing on care for creation as highlighted by the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible. The series coincides with the June 18th release of “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis’s new encyclical on the environment.

Valley of Dry Bones
Ezekiel 37:1-14

Chris Morgan
Chris is a current Masters of Divinity student at the Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary.

Illuminating the Environment: Creation

Illuminating the Environment is a series of audio reflections focusing on care for creation as highlighted by the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible. The series coincides with the June 18th release of “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis’s new encyclical on the environment.

Creation
Genesis 1:1-2:4

Karen Kiefer
Karen graduated with her Masters of Arts degree from the Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary in May 2015. She is currently enrolled in the school’s THM program.

Illuminating Christ

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Join Seeing the Word as we take a prayerful look into the life of Jesus Christ through the lens of The Saint John’s Bible. After her popular Lenten booklet received more than 500 downloads, graduate assistant Jessie Bazan has written a longer prayer booklet entitled, “Illuminating Christ.” This booklet features reflections and prayers centered on Christ’s life for each of the different liturgical seasons. The full booklet is available for download as a PDF in both printable and online-readable form. Please enter your name and email below to download the file.


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Illuminating the Encounter: Life in Community

Illuminating the Encounter is a series of audio reflections focusing on our encounters with Christ, the church community and each other, as highlighted by the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible.

Life in Community
Acts 4:32-35

Peter Bierer
Senior High Formation Minister at Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie, MN. Peter is also a graduate student at the Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary.

Illuminating the Encounter: Road to Emmaus

Illuminating the Encounter is a series of audio reflections focusing on our encounters with Christ, the church community and each other, as highlighted by the illuminations of The Saint John’s Bible.

Road to Emmaus
Luke 24:13-36

Jessie Johnson
Coordinator for the Youth in Theology and Ministry program at the Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary.

The Way of Beauty: A Liturgical Minister Retreat


By Jessie Bazan, M.Div. candidate

The Way of Beauty: A Liturgical Minister Retreat was first hosted at Saint John’s University in November 2014. The retreat was developed in the spirit of Pope Francis’s encouragement to revel in the beauty of proclaiming Christ. In Evangelli Gaudium, Francis declares, “Every form of catechesis would do well to attend to ‘the way of beauty.’” Every expression of true beauty, he writes, fosters “a renewed esteem for beauty as a means of touching the human heart” (167).

This call to engage beauty is a main focus of Seeing the Word, a project developed to help people listen, meditate and pray with the Illuminated Word of The Saint John’s Bible. As the first handwritten and illuminated Bible in more than 500 years, The Saint John’s Bible was commissioned by the monks of Saint John’s Abbey with the hope that its beautiful illuminations and calligraphy would ignite the spiritual imagination of readers. We think delving into its beauty will ignite the hearts of liturgical ministers, too.

The half-day retreat includes an introduction to The Saint John’s Bible, a visio divina prayer service, individual art time, small group discussions and the talk posted above. Seeing the Word graduate assistant Jessie Bazan created and facilitated the retreat, and would be happy to talk with you about bringing the retreat to your parish or school. For more information, please contact sotseeingthewordga@csbsju.edu.