A traveling exhibit featuring prints of an illuminated, handwritten Bible will be available for viewing at two Iowa locations through the end of the month. The exhibit is being presented by the Diocese of Des Moines, which, through its Centennial Culture Committee, has obtained 18 prints of the Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten Bible in 500 years.
The prints, featuring amazing artwork and calligraphy, are part of a traveling exhibit throughout the diocese’s six regions during its centennial year that began last November. Obtaining the prints for a traveling exhibit is just one of many ways the diocese is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Fifteen of the prints can be seen at All Saints Church in Stuart. They’ll be on display: Sundays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and Saturdays, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at no charge. Three of the bible prints are also on display at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 601 Grand Avenue in Des Moines, in the second-floor reception area. That display is open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Diocese of Des Moines Catholic includes 82 parishes in 23 counties in central and southwest Iowa. For details, visit: “www.dmdiocese.org/culture.cfm“.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic