Tuesday, September 21, 2021
St. Matthew was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. He also wrote the Gospel of Matthew. He is from Galilee and was a tax collector before following Jesus. His fellow Jews would have despised him for working with their Roman occupiers. When Jesus called him, and the faithful Jews objected, Jesus said “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.”
St. Matthew is the patron saint of accountants, bankers, and civil servants. His feast day is September 21.