Apostle and Evangelist

He was a publican, that is, a collector of tributes: an always hateful job, especially among the Jews, enslaved by the imperial treasury of Rome. He was the first to write the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Hebrew language for Christians from Judaism. That is why he takes special care to note in the life of Christ the fulfillment of the prophecies. He has transmitted many of the Savior’s discourses to us. He preached in Palestine and in Ethiopia, where, since he confirmed in the vow of virginity Princess Iphigenia, he was martyred.

V/. St. Matthew.
R/. Pray for us.

To advance in your spiritual reform, kindly consider the profound meditations and pious lessons from the book:

TITLE: St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori on How to accept and love the will of God and his Divine Providence Includes quotations from St. John, Isaias, the Song of Songs, St. Bernard, etc.
AUTHOR: St. Alphonsus Liguori
EDITOR: Pablo Claret

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