Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle; 19th century by F X Zettler, Munich, Germany; parish church of Saint Alban, Gutenzell-Hürbel, Biberach, Germany; photographed in January 2015 by Andreas Praefcke; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Bartolomé
  • Bartolomeo
  • Nathanael bar Tolomai



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.


  • Galilee





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

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bartholomew the Apostle“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 October 2015. Web. 25 November 2015. <>