Today's Saint (August 24): Bartholomew

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One of the twelve apostles, Bartholomew was born at Cana in Galilee. According to tradition, he is thought to be the disciple Nathanael, who was introduced to Our Lord by Philip.

Jesus found him to be a man with an innocent and simple heart, as it took little to convince Bartholomew that Our Lord was the Son of God. May God give the same simplicity of heart to us all, as we meditate on Him.

"Lord, thou hast searched me out and known me: thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising." (The day's Introit, page E 107, The People's Anglican Missal)

The above oil is by Valentin de Boulogne, and is entitled "the Martyrdom of Bartholomew.

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Books Worth Considering
The 12 : The Lives of the Apostles After Calvary
The Inner Circle : Studying the Lives of 13 Apostles
The 12 Apostles : Their Lives & Acts (Children's Book)

The Treasury of Saints and Martyrs
Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford Paperback Reference)amazon
The Penguin Dictionary of Saints: Third Edition (Dictionary, Penguin)amazon