St. Matthias the Apostle


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/14


Patron Of: Against Alcoholism, Against Smallpox, Tailors, Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, Carpenters

Memorial
    14 May

Profile
    Apostle. As he could bear witness to the Resurrection of Jesus, he was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Preached the Gospel for more than 30 years in Judea, Cappadocia, Egypt and Ethiopia. Remembered for preaching the need for mortification of the flesh with regard to all its sensual and irregular desires. Martyr.

Died
    stoned to death at Colchis in 80
    some relics in the abatical church of Triers, others in Saint Mary Major in Rome

Name Meaning
    gift of Yahweh (Mattithiah)

Patronage
    against alcoholism
    against smallpox
    carpenters
    Gary, Indiana, diocese of
    Great Falls-Billings, Montana, diocese of
    reformed alcoholics
    tailors



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