St. Matthias

St. Matthias

Feast Day: May 14
Patron of: Carpenters, tailors, those suffering from alcoholism

St. Matthias was chosen to replace the traitor Judas as the twelfth apostle after the Ascension. He had been a disciple of Christ’s since being baptized by John the Baptist. The apostles cast lots and St. Matthias was chosen to complete the Twelve. Tradition holds that he was an ardent missionary who preached the Gospel all across the ancient world before dying a martyr.

St. Matthias was chosen to continue God’s work on earth. Look to him for help when you begin a challenging new career or undertaking.