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Feast Day: Saint Matthias, Apostle

St. Matthias is an important figure in the history of the Catholic Church, as he is recognised as one of the Twelve Apostles chosen by Jesus Christ. His story serves as an example of faith, obedience, and service to God, and Catholics around the world look to him as a model of Christian discipleship.

St. Matthias' selection as an apostle is recorded in the New Testament book of Acts (1:12-26). After the death of Judas Iscariot, the apostles prayed for guidance in selecting someone to replace him. They ultimately decided to cast lots, and Matthias was chosen by lot to fill the vacancy.


While not much is known about St. Matthias' specific teachings and actions, it is believed that he spread the gospel throughout Judea and other regions, along with the other apostles. He is also believed to have performed miracles and preached with great zeal and passion.

St. Matthias' example of obedience and willingness to serve God is a reminder to Catholics of the importance of being open to God's call, even if it may lead us down unexpected paths. Like St. Matthias, we are called to be faithful witnesses to the gospel and to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others. We are also called to be obedient to God's will, even when it may be difficult or challenging.

St. Matthias' feast day is celebrated by the Catholic Church on 14th May. On this day, Catholics around the world honour his memory and reflect on his example of faith and devotion. His life and teachings serve as an inspiration to all Christians, reminding us of the power of faith and the importance of serving God with all our hearts and minds.

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