St. Thomas the Apostle

Today we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Thomas the Apostle.

Here’s what you need to know...

Thomas also called Didymus which means "the twin", was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus.

He is commonly known as "Doubting Thomas" because he doubted Jesus' resurrection when first told. He famously says, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

After Jesus appears to him he gives his confession of faith, "My Lord and my God,” after seeing Jesus' wounded body.

Not much is known about Thomas other than his three mentions in the Gospel of John. 

We do know Thomas travelled far outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel. He traveled as far as present-day India.

The date and manner of his death are unknown.

St. Thomas the Apostle, ora pro nobis!

Happy Feast Day everybody.