St. Matthew the Evangelist

Sep 21

Patron Saint of Bankers and Accountants

Before his conversion, Matthew was a Jew who worked as a tax collector for the Romans.

It was while Matthew was working at a tax collector’s bench in the custom house of Capernaum that Jesus passing by called him saying, “Follow me.” In his own account of himself, the Evangelist writes, “And he rose up and followed him.”

After the death and resurrection of Our Lord, Matthew went on to evangelize and authored the first Gospel. It is uncertain whether he died a natural death or as a martyr.

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