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Feastday: December 14

Death: 1300

Leper priest and Franciscan tertiary. Born in San Germiniano, Italy, Bartholomew worked as a servant for the Benedictines in Pisa. He became a Franciscan tertiary and at the age ofthirty was ordained a priest. He served the village of Peccioli, Italy, until he was discovered to have leprosy. He then ministered to the lepers of the region, serving them for twenty years.

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