Catholic Saints

Saint Matthew

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  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Matthew
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  • Date of Birth and Death
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  • Life History, Story, Biography, Myths and Legends
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Apostle

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Matthew: September 21
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Apostle
  • Date of Death: Saint Matthew died date unknown

The Story and History of Saint Matthew

The story and history of Saint Matthew. One day, as Our Lord was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw, sitting at the receipt of custom, Matthew the publican, whose business it was to collect the taxes from the people for their Roman masters.

Jesus said to him, "Follow Me;" and leaving all, Matthew arose and followed Him. Now the publicans were abhorred by the Jews as enemies of their country, outcasts, and notorious sinners, who enriched themselves by extortion and fraud. No Pharisee would sit with one at table. Our Saviour alone had compassion for them. So St. Matthew made a great feast, to which he invited Jesus and His disciples, with a number of these publicans, who henceforth began eagerly to listen to Him. It was then, in answer to the murmurs of the Pharisees, that He said, "They that are in health need not the physician. I have not come to call the just, but sinners to penance." After the Ascension, St. Matthew remained some years in Judaea, and there wrote his gospel, to teach his countrymen that Jesus was their true Lord and King, foretold by the prophets. St. Matthew afterward preached the Faith far and wide, and is said to have finished his course in Parthia.

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Feast Day of Saint Matthew
The Feast Day of Saint Matthew is September 21. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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