Saints in the Roman Canon (Part 24)

In the Roman Canon, after St. Stephen, we find St. Matthias.
St. Matthias, after the Ascension of the Lord, was by the will of God called to the Apostolate —
in place of Judas Iscariot. It is said that he was beheaded with an axe, and that St. Helena
brought a portion of his relics to Treves. His head is preserved in the Church of S. Maria
Maggiore in Rome. His feast occurs on the 24th, or, in leap years, on the 25th of February.
St. Matthias, pray for us!
For the Greater Glory of God,
Fr. Matt