After the betrayal and suicide of Judas, Matthias was elected by the remaining Apostolate to replace him. Not much is known or said about Matthias, though stories do tell of his attempts to preach the Gospel despite tortures by heathens. Once imprisoned in a city of cannibals, he was eventually killed by stoning in Colchis c. 80 AD.
Patronage: Against alcoholism, Against smallpox, Carpenters, Tailors
Feast Day: May 14