Book of Saints – Thomas the Apostle

stained glass window of Saint Thomas the Apostle; date and artist unknown; north wall, Saint Birinus Church, Dorchester, England; swiped with permission from the flickr account of Father Lawrence Lew, OPArticle

(Saint) (December 21) (1st century) Otherwise called Didymus (twin), one of the Twelve. His doubt about the reality of Our Lord’s Resurrection and his being summoned to inspect for himself the marks of the Five Wounds in the Body of Jesus, in the opinion of the Fathers, rendered invaluable service to Christianity. After the Ascension, he is stated to have preached the Gospel in Parthia; and a very generally accepted tradition makes him the Apostle of the Indies, where he is said to have suffered martyrdom. The so-called “Christians of Saint Thomas” in India may be descendants of his converts; but they have long since lapsed from the true Faith and are now Nestorian heretics.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Thomas the Apostle”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 December 2016. Web. 20 September 2017. <>