Borrowed Light: Giclee Prints from Saint John's Abbey

The prints in this gallery feature six illuminated pages from the Heritage Edition of the Saint John's Bible, a fine art book representing art from the first hand-illuminated, Medival-influenced Bible created in more than 500 years. Designed by Donald Jackson and a team of artists and craftspeople in conjunction with the Benedictine monks of Saint John's Abbey, a copy of the Heritage Edition was acquired by the Baylor Libraries in 2019.

In order to reproduce the vibrant colors of the original, these prints were created using a process known as giclée, ensuring a full saturation of colors; an application of gold and silver leaf finishes the effect.

Selections in this exhibit are drawn from six volumes of the Heritage Edition:

  • Genesis 1 (Volume I)
  • Psalm 1 (Volume III)
  • Isaiah 9 (Volume IV)
  • Sirach 24 (Volume V)
  • Joshua 24 (Volume VI)
  • Revelation 1 (Volume VII)

For more information on Baylor's Heritage Edition of the Saint John's Bible visit

University Libraries

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Waco, TX 76798-7148

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