Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Saint of the Day – May 14 – Saint Matthias the Apostle

The Feast of Saint Matthias the Apostle

Saint Matthias the Apostle is the Patron Saint of

• Against alcoholism; reformed alcoholics
• Against smallpox
• Carpenters
• Tailors
• Diocese of Gary, Indiana
• Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana

Saint Matthias the Apostle Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNot Married who became Saints

Saint Matthias the Apostle brief life History

Date of Birth 1st century AD
Country of Birth Israel in Asia
Profession Apostles of Jesus
Place of Work Judea, Cappadocia, Egypt and Ethiopia
Date of Death 80 AD
Place of Death Jerusalem, Judaea or in Colchis
Feast Day May 14
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of • Against alcoholism; reformed alcoholics
• Against smallpox
• Carpenters
• Tailors
• Diocese of Gary, Indiana
• Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana

Saint Matthias the Apostle Short life History

AFTER our blessed Lord’s Ascension His disciples met together, with Mary His mother and the eleven apostles, in an upper room at Jerusalem. The little company numbered no more than one hundred and twenty souls. They were waiting for the promised coining of the Holy Ghost, and they persevered in prayer. Meanwhile there was a solemn act to be performed on the part of the Church, which could not be postponed. The place of the fallen Judas must be filled up, that the elect number of the apostles might be complete. St. Peter, therefore, as Vicar of Christ, arose to announce the divine decree. That which the Holy Ghost had spoken by the mouth of David concerning Judas, he said, must be fulfilled. Of him it had been written, “His bishopric let another take.” A choice, therefore, was to be made of one among those who had been their companions from the beginning, who could bear witness to the Resurrection of Jesus. Two were named of equal merit, Joseph called Barsabas, and Matthias. Then, after praying to God, Who knows the hearts of all men, to show which of these He had chosen, they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, who was forthwith numbered with the apostles. It is recorded of the Saint, thus wonderfully elected to so high a vocation, that he was above all remarkable for his mortification of the flesh. It was thus that he made his election sure.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Matthias was stoned to death at Colchis in 80. Some of his relics are in the abatical church of Trier, Germany, others in Saint Mary Major in Rome, Italy

Saint Matthias the Apostle
Saint Matthias the Apostle