Prayers to St. Matthew
Patron of Accountants & Bankers

to Look Beyond

Dear Levi, now known as Matthew, you were first a publican, a tax collector, and then a gatherer of souls for Christ after immediately following His call. Later you wrote wonderful accounts of your Jewish brethren of what Jesus, descendant of David, said and did as Teacher and Savior.
Make all accountants imitate your example in giving careful and honest accounts. Amen.

God, You chose St. Matthew the Publican to become an Apostle. By following his example and benefiting by his prayers, may we always follow and abide by Your will. Amen.

God of mercy, You chose a tax collector, St. Matthew, to share the dignity of the apostles. By his example and prayers, help us to follow Christ and remain faithful in Your service. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

feast day: September 21

Read St. Matthew's biography
in the Catholic Online Saints Index.

Recommended Reading

Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word:
Meditations on the Gospel According
to Saint Matthew
Lectures of the Gospel of Saint Matthew
Influence of the Gospel of Saint Matthew
on Christina Literature Before Saint Irenaeus:
The First Ecclesiastical Writers
The Influence of the Gospel of Saint Matthew
on Christian Literature Before Saint Irenaeus:
Book 2 : The Later Christian Writings
(New Gospel Studies)

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06/01/2011

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