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Benedictine monk illuminates the Word

Join Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB for this Witness interview with Fr. Michael Patella, OSB, 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. Both Fr. Rosica and Fr. Patella grew up in the diocese of Rochester, New York, and both studied Scripture during their years of formation in Rome and Jerusalem. 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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Salt and Light cameraman David LeRoss examines an original page from the St. John’s Bible, the first handwritten Bible in hundreds of years that was commissioned by the Benedictine monks in Collegeville, Minnesota. The page is from the opening of the Gospel of John, depicting the Word made flesh amidst the cosmic energy of the universe.