The relics of the Saint are preserved in the
Basilica of Saint Bartholomew on Tiber Island in Rome.
"Here is a true Israelite. There is no
duplicity in him."
"Speak for us to
Christ, the Lord, that we, sons and daughters of immigrants, may journey
through the pilgrimage of this life and be conducted by you to the
vision of God. Amen."
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE
O Glorious Saint Bartholomew, Jesus called you a
person without guile and you saw in this word a sign that he was the Son
of God and King of Israel. Obtain for us the grace to be ever guileless
and innocent as doves. At the same time, help us to have your gift of
faith to see the Divine hand in the events of daily life. May we discern
the signs of the times that lead to Jesus on earth and will eventually
unite us to him forever in heaven. Amen