After Jesus had gone back to Heaven, the eleven Apostles met together to choose another to take the place of Judas the traitor. They prayed to God to show them whom He had chosen. Then they cast lots and Matthias was the one chosen. He received the Holy Spirit with the other Apostles.
St. Matthias was a very good Apostle and preached the Word of God to many people. At last the enemies of Jesus grew so furious to see how people listened to Matthias that they put him to death. The Martyr thanked Jesus for letting him die for Him. and then he prayed for his enemies. Matthias had lived a very holy life and Jesus welcomed his faithful Apostle into the joys of Heaven.
Every morning, let us ask Jesus to give us the grace of living and dying faithful to Him.