Twelfth

If you’ve ever wondered who Judas Iscariot’s replacement was, we now have our answer.

Mind you, I could’ve done an online search way before this.  But, honestly?  It just never occurred to me.

So imagine my delight at discovering that today’s saint, mentioned only once in the New Testament, is St. Matthias, the twelfth apostle and one of Jesus’s seventy disciples.

Prayers

Lord God, you chose Saint Matthias by lot to complete the number of the twelve apostles.  By his prayer, include us among your chosen ones, since we rejoice to see that the lot marked out for us is your love.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

O glorious St. Matthias, in God’s design it fell upon you to take the place of the unfortunate Judas who betrayed his Master.  You were selected by the twofold sign of the uprightness of your life and the call of the Holy Spirit.  Obtain for us the grace to practice the same uprightness of life and to be called by that same Spirit to wholehearted service of the Church.  Then, after a life of zeal and good works, let us be ushered into your company in heaven to sing forever the praises of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

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Links of interest…  Judas Iscariot: about (more)…  Prayerbook…  St. Matthias: about (more) / apostledaily inspiration / disciple / feast (more) / lessonsmartyr (more) / overlooked apostle / petitions (more) / prayers (more) / saint…  Twelve apostles: about / answering the callcards / deaths / doctrineearly disciples (more) / fascinating facts / list / prayerswho were (more)… Universalis prayers: office of readings / morning / mid-morning / noon / afternoon / evening / night

WP posts…  Golden…  Morning exchanges…  Picturing God…  Prayerful messages…  St. Chrysostom

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