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The Saint John's Bible: Virtual Tour

Copyright ©  Road to Emmaus, Sally Mae Joseph, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

Road to Emmaus

Luke 24:13-36
Primary artist: Donald Jackson with contributions from Sally Mae Joseph

Two followers of Christ return to their village of Emmaus, discussing the events of the days following the Crucifixion. As they talk, they are joined by Jesus, though they do not recognise Him. The travellers urge Him to join them for a meal, and in the breaking and blessing of the bread their eyes are opened to His true identity (Luke 24:31).

In this illustration, Donald Jackson used a “collage style in layering images from the narratives” (Sink, 2013, p. 258). The images all display liturgical actions of the new church – going out, sharing the Gospel, receiving teaching, and eating together. Glimpses of threads of gold representing the church shine through.



Road to Emmaus. (2019). Retrieved from

Sink, S. (2013). The art of The Saint John's Bible: The complete reader's guide. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press.