Saturday, August 24, 2019

St. Bartholomew the Apostle

Feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle
The Apostles of Christ are often portrayed carrying some deadly weapons. Put them together and they appear like a bunch of thugs... far from that, the weapons are actually the instruments of their martyrdom, very much like the cross used to crucify Jesus.

St. Bartholomew (Feast Day: August 24) was martyred by being flayed alive, which is why he is often depicted with the knife used to torture him. Sometimes he is depicted as a skinless person holding his, um, skin. Happy feast day!

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