Saint Matthias, the apostle who took the place of Judas.
Died: 80 AD
Feast Day: May 14
Patronage: alcoholism, carpenters, smallpox, tailors, Gary, Indiana
Matthias had been one of the disciples during the whole of our Lord's public life and, like the others was a witness of His resurrection. He was who took the place of Judas among the Twelve, following Judas' betrayal of Jesus and suicide. The Church venerates St. Matthias on an equal footing with the other Apostles, whose voices resound throughout the world, from generation to generation, giving testimony to what they saw and heard in their life with our Lord.
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