Matthew, the Old Usurer Who Left Everything for Jesus. A publican and hated tax collector. No one would ever have imagined him at the Messiah's side. But he ended up among the Twelve, drawn by an attraction
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A chaplain in the Russian campaign. His return to Italy and its impact on thousands of maimed children.
He belonged to the Zealots, intransigent protesters against the Roman power. Very little is known about him. His relics are venerated beneath the Altar of the Crucifixion in St. Peter's
A man of high social status and culture who eventually suffered martyrdom. His bones now lie beneath the high altar of the Basilica of the Holy Apostles (Santi Apostoli) in Rome