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Expert presenters Susan Sink and Diane Von Arx will share their knowledge, experience and appreciation of The Saint John’s Bible in conjunction with the April 2-26 exhibit of the handwritten and illuminated Bible at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St.

Sink will lead a day of immersion in The Saint John’s Bible, teaching and illuminating visio divina, or “sacred seeing,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6. An expert of art and scripture, she was commissioned to author “The Art of the Saint John’s Bible: A Reader’s Guide,” a three-volume set that brings text and illumination together for reflection. Sink is a poet and writer, an oblate of St. John’s Abbey and is administrator of the Episcopal House of Prayer in Collegeville, Minn.

On April 20, Von Arx will lead “Sacred Writing” from 9 a.m. to noon and teach participants the techniques and skills used in The Saint John’s Bible using handmade inks, hand-ground pigments and gold leaf.

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Von Arx has the distinction of being one of only two Americans chosen to work on the international team of calligraphers for The Saint John’s Bible. She grew up in rural La Crescent, Minn.

Register online for both programs at www. FSCenter.org or call 608-791-5295.

Four volumes of the Heritage Edition will accompany the free exhibit of reproductions of illuminations from The Saint John’s Bible. Exhibit hours in April will be 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.

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