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Saint John's Bible

A full-sized reproduction of the Saint John's Bible -- the first handwritten, illuminated Bible in the modern era -- is now on public display in Bellarmine's library. Small groups can arrange a closer, guided visit through the entire volume. To schedule one of these thirty minute guided visits, contact Bellarmine's Office of Campus Ministry at 502.272.8051.

For more information, see the press release here.

Our Purpose

The purpose of Campus Ministry is to plan and implement activities and programs that foster the spiritual development of the Bellarmine University community:

  • To promote the Catholic identity of the University
  • To foster ecumenical and interfaith experiences
  • To encourage students of all faiths to gather regularly with those who share their faith
  • To be a visible presence of ministry

Staff & Contact Information

  • Dr. Melanie-Prejean Sullivan, Director of Campus Ministry
  • Fr.  J. Ronald Knott, Director of Catholic Worship
  • Dr. Karen Shadle, Assistant Director of Catholic Worship and Campus Ministry
  • Fr. Leo Payyappilly, OFM, Conv., Special Assistant
  • Fr. Antony Vattaparambil, OFM, Conv, Special Assistant
  • Fr. John Pozhathuparambil, OFM, Conv., Special Assistant

The Office of Campus Ministry is located in Horrigan Hall Room 113 A. The Director of Campus Ministry is available for spiritual direction during the week, by appointment. Priests are available before Masses and by appointment. For more information, contact us at 502.272.7293, 502.272.8051 or

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