|Beautiful Saint Matthias Abbey|
Beneath the statue, in the Abbey Crypt, is the tomb of Saint Matthias.
We descended the stairs leading down to the abbey crypt. The crypt was dim, quiet, and peaceful. The crypt held a large, stone tomb which housed the relics of Saint Matthias. St. Helena (the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine) left a portion of St. Matthias' relics in Trier and brought the rest to Rome. We stopped and prayed quietly near the tomb of this heroic Apostle and friend of Christ. I got goosebumps as I laid my hand on the stone tomb and asked for his intercession.