St. Matthew

Dates: First century
Feast: Sept. 21
Image Source: © Vatican Museums and Galleries, Vatican City / The Bridgeman Art Library

Matthew, also known as Levi, was a tax collector in Judea at the time of Jesus. One day as he sat at his work, Jesus saw him and said to him, “Follow me.” Matthew immediately left his work and his friends to obey the Lord’s command. He became one of the apostles, an evangelist, and a martyr for Jesus.