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Saint Francis Healthcare Showcases the Saint John’s Bible

WILMINGTON, Del.—Saint Francis Healthcare will present “The Saint John’s Bible: From Inspiration to Illumination” on Wednesday, October 24, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated Bible in more than 500 years.

The evening will begin with light refreshments at 5 p.m., followed by a lecture at 6 p.m. from Tim Ternes, director of the Saint John’s Bible at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minnesota. The event will serve as the highlight of a month in which Saint Francis Healthcare hosts a copy of the prestigious Bible.


Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the beauty and splendor of the Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible as Ternes shares the story behind this once-in-a-millennium undertaking and showcases some of the many artworks in this world-renowned project. Its lettering and stunning artwork present the Word of God in an engaging and inspirational way.

“From the first moment I laid eyes on an illumination, I felt drawn into the beauty of the art,” said Mario R. Brunetta, III, Mission Services Director at Mercy Health System. “It is at once simple and complex. The images speak to the viewer and they draw forth a response. To encounter the Saint John’s Bible is to enter into a dialogue with faith and beauty and art and the universe.”

For more information about this event, please call Cathy Weaver at 302-575-8312.

About Tim Ternes

Tim Ternes is the director of the Saint John’s Bible at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minnesota. His role as director includes working directly with the artistic team for the project, facilitating and planning exhibitions for the original pages and reproductions, and curating and caring for the original folios of the Bible. Ternes also travels extensively, offering presentations, exhibitions, and educational programs for the Bible project and library collections.

About Saint Francis Healthcare

Saint Francis Healthcare, a Member of Trinity Health—the nation’s second-largest Catholic Health System—includes a 395-bed hospital, numerous outpatient services, a primary care physician network and home health services; is a member of the Jefferson Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network; offers the shortest ER wait time in New Castle County; is a provisional state-designated Level III Trauma Center; is the basic life support EMS provider for the City of Wilmington; and partners with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children for Level II neonatology care and with Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Saint Francis Healthcare is affiliated with the Saint Francis Foundation and Saint Francis LIFE (Living Independently for Elders), Delaware’s only PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) model. To learn more, please visit: http://www.stfrancishealthcare.org./