Sunday, October 20, 2019

Saint of the Day – July 3 – Saint Thomas the Apostle

The Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle

Saint Thomas the Apostle is the Patron Saint of Architects, India, Saint Thomas Christians, Sri Lanka

Saint Thomas the Apostle Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNot Married who became Saints

Saint Thomas the Apostle brief life History

Date of Birth 1 AD
Country of Birth Palestinian Territories in Asia
Profession One of the twelve Apostles
Place of Work One of the twelve Apostles
Date of Death 21 December 72
Place of Death San Thome Basilica in Chennai, Mylapore, India
Feast Day July 3
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Architects, India, Saint Thomas Christians, Sri Lanka

Saint Thomas the Apostle Short life History

Saint Thomas the Apostle was one of the fishermen on the Lake of A Galilee whom Our Lord called to be His apostles. By nature slow to believe, too apt to see difficulties, and to look at the dark side of things, he had withal a most sympathetic, loving, and courageous heart.

The major remembrances of St. Thomas were:
1. First, when Jesus announced His intention of returning to Judea to visit Lazarus, “Thomas” who is called Didymus [the twin], said to his fellow disciples: “Let us also go, that we may die with him” (John 11:16).

2. It was St. Thomas who during the discourse before the Last Supper raised an objection: Thomas said to him: “Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?” (John 14:5).

3. St. Thomas is remembered for his incredulity when the other Apostles announced Christ’s Resurrection to him: “Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe” (John 20:25); but eight days later he made his act of faith, drawing down the rebuke of Jesus: “Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed” (John 20:29).

Tradition says that at the dispersal of the Apostles after Pentecost this saint was sent to evangelize to the Parthians, Medes, and Persians. He ultimately reached India, carrying the Faith to the Malabar coast, which still boasts a large native population calling themselves “Christians of St. Thomas.”

Thomas was killed in an accident when a fowler shot at a peacock and struck Thomas instead

Today’s Catholic Quote: Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe

Saint Thomas the Apostle
Saint Thomas the Apostle