Saints in the Roman Canon (Part 11)

In the Roman Canon, after Bartholomew we find Matthew.

St. Matthew is both Apostle and Evangelist. He was a tax collector when the Lord called him. He penned the Gospel which begins with the human genealogy of Jesus. Of his apostolic labors almost nothing reliable is known, however he is reputed to have ministered in Arabia and Ethiopia. According to some authors he was burned alive, according to others he was killed with a spear. Since A. D. 930 his holy body has reposed in the metropolitan church at Salerno, where he is also honored as the patron of the city.

St. Matthew, pray for us!

For the Greater Glory of God,
Fr. Matt