HMML to be featured on public radio’s Speaking of Faith

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January 13, 2009

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at Saint John’s University in Collegeville will be featured on American Public Media’s weekly radio program, Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett on Sunday, Jan. 18. The program is scheduled to air on all Minnesota Public Radio affiliates at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., including KNSR (88.9 FM) in Collegeville and KNOW (91.1 FM) in St. Paul/Minneapolis.

The Rev. Columba Stewart, OSB, executive director at HMML, and Getatchew Haile, Regents professor of medieval studies and cataloguer of oriental manuscripts, will describe how The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library is continuing the Benedictine legacy of preserving and copying ancient manuscripts – with a modern technological touch. The program’s Web site will also have video footage and interviews with HMML staff describing different aspects of HMML’s worldwide outreach and preservation work. HMML is the home of the world's largest collection of manuscript images and of The Saint John's Bible, a contemporary handwritten, illuminated Bible in English.

“Krista Tippett has redefined the media’s approach to faith and religious culture,” said Stewart. “HMML’s work is to preserve the written record of ancient Christian communities from a diverse array of languages, cultures and histories. This is a great story many Americans will find surprising and fascinating, and we’re very happy a masterful storyteller like Krista Tippett will tell it.”

Winner of a Peabody Award, Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett is public radio's weekly program about "religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas." It is produced and distributed by American Public Media and currently heard on over 200 public radio stations across the U.S. and globally via the Web and podcast.