May 14, About Today for St. Matthias, Ap

Saint Matthias by Workshop of Simone Martini [Public domain]

May 14

Saint Matthias, Apostle

Feast

“And they prayed and said, ‘Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, show which one of these two thou hast chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside, to go to his own place’” (Acts 1:24-25). [1]

St. Matthias started following Jesus at His baptism in the Jordan. After Judas Iscariot’s departure, Peter and the assembled selected Matthias to take his place as an Apostle. Matthias, then, was present at the down pouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. [2]

Written by Sarah Ciotti
Reviewed by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD

[1] Revised Standard Version, s.v. “The Acts of the Apostles.”
[2] Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “St. Matthias.”

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May 14, Invitatory for St. Matthias, Ap

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Liturgy of the Hours for May 14