|Saint Bartholomew of Farne|
|Born||Whitby, Northumbria, England|
|Died||1193, Farne Islands, England|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
Bartholomew of Farne was a Benedictine hermit. Born Tostig, to parents of Scandanvian origin, in Whitby, Northumbria, England. He changed his name while still a child to William. He then travelled through Europe, possibly to escape marriage. He returned to England to enter a Benedictine monastery, at Durham. It was hear that he received a vision of St. Cuthbert, and then decided to inhabtit Cuthbert's old cell on the island of Farne. There he remained for the remaining 42 years of his life.