Saints of the Canon – Saint Matthias

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Matthias the Apostle; 19th century by F X Zettler, Munich, Germany; parish church of Saint Alban, Gutenzell-Hürbel, Biberach, Germany; photographed in January 2015 by Andreas Praefcke; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsSaint 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