Bartholomew of Grottaferrata

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Saint Bartholomew of Grottaferrata
Abbot and Confessor
Born c. 970 AD
Rossano, Calabria, Italy
Died November 11, 1055
Abbey of Grottaferrata, Lazio, Papal States
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church,
Eastern Orthodox Church
Major shrine Abbey of Grottaferrata
Feast November 11

Saint Bartholomew of Grottaferrata (Italian: San Bartolomeo il Giovane) (Rossano, c. 970 – Grottaferrata, November 11, 1055) was an abbot at the monastery at 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. 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.

He is regarded as a saint, with a feast day of November 11.

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