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Saint Bartholomew of Farne
Born Whitby, Northumbria, England
Died 1193, Farne Islands, England
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 24 June

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[1]. 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[2].


  1. Saint Bartholomew of Farne Patron Saint Index
  2. St. Bartholomew of Fame Catholic Online

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