126 Saint Thomas The Apostle - India, Architects And Atheist Converts
Saint Thomas The Apostle - Patron of India, Architects and Atheist Converts.
During the Last Supper, Jesus said, I go to prepare a place for you, and also... "whither I go ye know, and the way ye know." But Thomas responded, "Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?" Jesus replied, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:2, 4-6) Later, Thomas, known as 'doubting Thomas,' did not believe Jesus had risen and said, "Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and thrust my hand in his side, I will not believe." (John 20:25) Eight days later, Jesus appeared to the disciples and invited Thomas to touch his wounds, saying to him, "Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet believed." (John 20:29) After the Crucifixion Thomas traveled to India. He spent the rest of his life there baptizing the people.
"Beloved St. Thomas,
may my heart be wise enough to have no doubts
so that I might know the way."