Prayers, Quips and Quotes: St. Bartholomew, Feast Day August 24




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St. Bartholomew
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St. Bartholomew was born in Galilee.   He was also known as Nathanael.  Bartholomew was one of the original twelve Apostles  called by Jesus.   We know very little about Bartholomew except that he was faithful to Jesus and did his best to spread Christianity after the Resurrection of Jesus.

Bartholomew was present at the Last Supper and he witnessed the Ascension.

After the resurrection, Bartholomew preached in India, Ethiopia and Asia Minor. He was flayed and beheaded by King Astyages in Armenia for converting souls to Christianity.

St. Bartholomew is the patron saint against neurological diseases and leather workers.

The feast day of St. Bartholomew is celebrated on Aug. 24.

 

The only way to peace is forgiveness.

Quote of St. John Paul II

 

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