Image Gallery

Below are just some of the illuminations found in the volume of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition on display now at OLV National Shrine & Basilica. Of course, there is no substitute for seeing this extraordinary masterpiece in person, so please join us for this special exhibit that runs throughout Advent. Click for a list of events and viewing hours.


Get to Know the Saint John's Bible

With its seven volumes, 160 major illuminations, and 1,165 handwritten pages, The Saint John’s Bible is truly a work of biblical proportions. While impressive in its scale, imagination, and stunningly rich detail, its sheer enormity can be imposing; it’s hard to not feel like you’ve missed something.

For this reason, a thoughtful companion document has been created to help guide and contextualize your engagement with this masterwork. The intent of this document is to raise questions, invite thoughtful reflection, and draw attention to specific details, passages, and illuminations that demand extra attention. This helpful guide, however, is just that: a guide. The deeply moving and singular experience of engaging with The Saint John’s Bible should be as intimate and personal as you’d like, and every bit as unique as the book itself.

  >Click here to download a copy of the companion guide