Saint Bartholomew of Rossano

detail of a statue of San Bartolomeo da Rossano; statue stands in front of the Grottaferrata Abbey, Latium, Italy; artist unknown; photographed on 7 December 2008 by Haneburger; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Bartholomew of Grottaferrata
  • Bartholomew The Younger
  • Bartolomeo il Giovane



Son of Greek immigrants to Italy. Spiritual student of Saint Nilus of Rossano. Monk at the monastery of Grottaferrata, Frascati, Italy, a house with Greek Rites and Basilian Rule. Abbot at Grottaferrata for forty years, completing the construction and other work started by Nilus, work that turned the monastery into a center of education and manuscript copying, and so extensive that he is often listed as the founder of the house. Hymn writer. Skilled calligrapher. Responsible for persuading the corrupt Pope Benedict IX to resign the papacy, reform his life, become a monk, and do penance at Grottaferrata.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bartholomew of Rossano“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 February 2019. Web. 13 June 2021. <>