Account: Christ Calls Saint Matthew, a Saint Whose Feastday in 2016 Is Wednesday, September 21

When Christ came and summoned Saint Matthew to follow him, the tax-collector Matthew, very remarkably, responded to Christ immediately, rising and leaving everything on the spot. This article well explains what happened at that very moment, through the lens of its portrayal from 1600 by a master Italian painter. (The calling of Matthew by Christ is told in three of the Gospels, Matthew 9:9, Mark 2:13-14 and Lk 5:27-29 [where Matthew is called Levi, obviously the same person].)

You can see this painting, which the article linked above speaks of in detail, at

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