I love these portraits of St. Matthew that show a very old man listening (in rapt attention) to a very young, child-like, Angel ... tradition has it that this is how St. Matthew was able to write his gospel. I also have always liked that Jesus called Matthew ... a tax collector and despised by his people ... and Matthew changed his life and followed the Lord! How cool is that?
Today, we made individual chocolate, to-die-for, cakes in order that we could send one in to our favorite priest named Matthew! Happy feast day, dear Fr. Z.
St. Matthew, pray that we may too realize the incorruptible treasures of heaven over the seduction of earthly possessions. St. Matthew, pray for us!