St. John’s invites everyone to join us for a light reception, where special guest speaker, Tim Ternes will lead us through Visio Divina (A “sacred seeing”) of The Saint John’s Bible as we consider the Bible as God’s never-ending love story for all of humanity. Since August, Fr. Lonnie, Mtr. Leslie, and your Sunday School lay leaders have led us through the Bible, reiterating how the Bible is God’s love letter to his creation. Let’s “see” that love through the illuminations in The Saint John’s Bible and in each other as we come together to look deeper into Scripture.
Join Tim and other St. John’s parishioners for an evening of community and “sacred seeing” of all the ways God shows his love for humanity again and again.
This event is free of charge, but to ensure we have enough for all, please RSVP here.
From the Center for Action and Contemplation: “Visio Divina facilitates a relationship with an image or subject, patiently being with it, receptive in mind and heart, perhaps even in dialogue with it. In stillness, we allow the image to reach beyond the intellect and into the unconscious level of our being, a place that can’t be accessed directly. In wonder, we are invited to look at every aspect of an image and ponder it as an encounter with God. It is a way of seeing an aspect of ourselves in God at the non-verbal, heart level. The canvas then becomes alive with personal meaning meant just for us. This is the same movement of the Spirit we can experience with Lectio Divina and Scripture.”
Tim Ternes Bio:
Tim Ternes is the Director of The Saint John’s Bible at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. As Director, Tim worked closely with the artistic team in the creation of the original Bible folios and facilitated planning and communication between artists and commissioner. This collaboration has given him extensive behind-the-scenes knowledge and great stories about all aspects of The Saint John’s Bible project.
In addition to caring for the original folios of the Bible, Tim manages an international touring exhibition program and on-campus gallery programs for the Bible and museum rare book and art collections. He travels extensively throughout the country and internationally offering presentations and educational programs for The Saint John’s Bible and library collections. In short, Tim is the keeper of the pages and the keeper of the story.
Prior to working with The Saint John’s Bible, Tim worked as an elementary classroom teacher for sixteen years and as an independent language arts consultant to school districts around the country and internationally. Visit The Saint John’s Bible website for more info.
Image Credit: Creation, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2003, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA.Used by permission. All rights reserved.