Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

[painting of Saint Bartholomew]
Also known as

  • Bartolomé
  • Bartolomeo
  • Nathanael bar Tolomai

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One of the Twelves Apostles. Probably a close friend of Saint Philip; Bartholomew’s name is always mentioned in the Gospels in connection with Philip, and it was Philip who brought Bartholomew to Jesus. May have written a gospel, now lost; it is mentioned in other writings of the time. May have preached in Asia Minor, Ethiopia, India and Armenia; some one did, leaving behind assorted writings, and local tradition says it was Bartholomew. Martyr.

Born

  • Galilee

Died

Patronage

Prayers

Representation

  • cross
  • elderly man holding a tanner‘s knife and a human skin
  • tanner‘s knife
  • bright red (skinless) man holding his own skin

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bartholomew the Apostle“. Saints.SQPN.com. 14 October 2013. Web. 19 April 2014. <>