On this day, the Church commemorates the departure of St. Matthew the poor. He was the head of the monastery of Aswan Mountain. He had great virtues and the Lord granted him the gift of healing the sick and casting away evil spirits.

Once they brought him a woman with an unknown sickness, which the doctors failed to cure, but he knew her problem through the Holy Spirit. He asked her to confess her sin before those who were present. She confessed that she was married to two brothers at the same time. The Saint prayed for her and she was healed at once.

He had a unique gift; the beasts were tame with him and ate food from his hands. When he completed his course, he departed in peace.