Bartholomew of Grottaferrata
Saint Bartholomew of Grottaferrata (Italian: San Bartolomeo il Giovane) (Rossano, c. 970 – Grottaferrata, November 11, 1055) or Bartholomew the Younger was an Italo-Greek abbot at the monastery at Grottaferrata.
Saint Bartholomew of Grottaferrata
|Abbot and Confessor|
Rossano, Theme of Calabria, Byzantine Empire
|Died||November 11, 1055|
Abbey of Grottaferrata, County of Tusculum, Papal States
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church, |
Eastern Orthodox Church
|Major shrine||Abbey of Grottaferrata,|
Like Saint Nilus, Saint Bartholomew was of Greek heritage. He was also a personal disciple of the founder of the abbey Nilus the Younger. He would in time be St Nilus' third successor in the position of abbot. When he succeeded Nilus as abbot, he supervised the completion of the abbey, of which he is considered the second founder. Under his administration, which continued for some forty years, the monastery established a firm basis which would allow it to continue to this day.
St Bartholomew the Younger was also a hymn-writer and noted calligrapher like his teacher. He is also described as having a very sympathetic nature, and being unable to see anyone suffer without giving that party comfort.
- Donald Attwater and Catherine Rachel John, "The Penguin Dictionary of Saints," 3rd edition, New York: Penguin Books, 1993, ISBN 0-14-051312-4.
- Santa Maria de Grottaferrata ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
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