Saints of the Canon – Saint Matthias

[Saint Matthias the Apostle]Saint Matthias was chosen to fill the place of Judas.

Saint Matthias preached the faith in Cappadocia and around the Caspian Sea. He was beheaded with an axe in Colchis. His head is preserved in the Church of Saint Mary Major in Rome.

The Lord Himself showed that Saint Matthias was the one to be chosen to join the eleven Apostles. (Cf. Epistle of his Mass: Acts 1:15-26).

– from The Saints of the Canon, by Monsignor John T. McMahon, M.A., Ph.D; Australian Catholic Truth Society, 1958