Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

the statue 'Saint Bartholomew Flayed', by Marco d'Agrate, 1562; Milan Cathedral, Milan, Italy; photographed on 8 July 2014 by hjl; swiped from his flickr account and croppedAlso known as

  • Bartolomé
  • Bartolomeo
  • Nathanael bar Tolomai



One of the Twelve 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




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bartholomew the Apostle“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 January 2022. Web. 25 January 2022. <>