The exhibit: The Saint John’s Bible exhibit is at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St., through April 26. The handwritten, illuminated Bible mirrors the work of earlier creators yet incorporates modern themes, images and technologies.

Hours: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13. This exhibit is free. This Heritage Edition is a fine-art reproduction of the original manuscript created under the direction of Donald Jackson, who set out to faithfully represent the original manuscript. Each of the 1,150 pages and 160 illuminations in the seven-volume collection is about 25 inches high by 16.25 inches wide. The volumes on exhibit at the FSC are the Pentateuch, the Historical Books, the Prophets, the Gospels and Acts.

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Workshops: Diane Von Arx will lead a sacred writing workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20, at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, teaching the techniques and skills used in The Saint John’s Bible using handmade inks, hand-ground pigments and gold leaf. Susan Sink will lead a day of immersion in the Bible from 9 a.m. to noon April 20.

Cost: The Von Arx workshop is $45 and includes materials. The Sink workshop is $65 and includes lunch. To register for either workshop, go to, or call 608-791-5295 for more information.

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