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Saint of the Day: September 21st - Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Butler'sLivesoftheSaints Saint Matthew is called by two evangelists Levi, both which names are of Jewish extraction. The latter he bore before his conversion, the other he seems to have taken after …More
Butler'sLivesoftheSaints Saint Matthew is called by two evangelists Levi, both which names are of Jewish extraction. The latter he bore before his conversion, the other he seems to have taken after it, to show that he had renounced his profession, and had become a new man. Saint Mark calls him the son of Alphæus; but the conjecture which some form from hence, that he was brother to Saint James the Less, has not the very shadow of probability. He seems to have been a Galilæan by birth, and was by profession a publican, or gatherer of taxes for the Romans, which office was equally odious and scandalous among the Jews. The Romans sent publicans into the provinces to gather the tributes, and this was amongst them a post of honour, power, and credit, usually conferred on Roman knights. T. Flavius Sabinus, father of the Emperor Vespasian, was the publican of the provinces of Asia. These Roman general publicans employed under them natives of each province, as persons best acquainted with …More
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catholicsaints.info/saint-francois-jaccard/
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catholicsaints.info/saint-iphigenia/
catholicsaints.info/saint-isaac-of-cyprus/
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catholicsaints.info/saint-jacques-honore-chastan/
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catholicsaints.info/jonah-the-prophet/
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catholicsaints.info/blessed-manuel-torro-garcia/
catholicsaints.info/blessed-mark-scalabrini/
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catholicsaints.info/saint-meletius-of-cyprus/
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catholicsaints.info/saint-pamphilus-of-rome/
catholicsaints.info/saint-pierre-philibert-maubant/
catholicsaints.info/saint-toma-tran-van-thien/
catholicsaints.info/blessed-vicente-galbis-girones/
catholicsaints.info/blessed-vicente-pelufo-orts/

catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-gaza/ – 3 catholicsaints.info/saints/

Caterina Aliprandi of Asti
Landelino of Ettenheim
Quadrato of Magnesia
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