If you haven’t had a chance yet to make the McGrath Institute’s “Journey with The Saint John’s Bible,” there’s still time. This free, six-unit online course offers a glimpse into the history and production of illuminated manuscripts from thousands of years ago up to The Saint John’s Bible itself, a modern, hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible commissioned by Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and spearheaded by Welsh calligrapher Donald Jackson.
According to the most recent statistics on Catholic education from the National Catholic Education Association, fewer than 50% of Catholic grade school graduates go to Catholic high school or college. This means most Catholics end their formal faith education in eighth grade! Fortunately, there are a lot of great ways to study theology as an adult—even after our days in the classroom have ended.