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Monday, April 19, 2021

Bartholomew or Nathaniel


                                          


Stained glass windows depict many things.  Some are saints and some are parishioners' choices.  This is one is of a sailor.  I wish I knew where it came from.

This picture is gruesome.  It depicts St. Bartholomew holding his skin because ne was skinned alive.  The picture is from Michaelangelo's The Last Judgement.
This is also St. Bartholomew being crucified. Was it before or after being skinned alive?


And finally, this last indignity must have surely been the end of Batholomew.  He was beheaded.

St. Bartholomew must have the most depictions of his death than any other apostle.  His name is sometimes Nathaniel and he was probably a fisherman, like many of the other apostles.  

 

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