Book of Saints – Good Thief

detail from painting 'The Good Thief' by Michelangelo Cerquozzi, oil on slate, c.1640; Porcini Gallery, Naples, Italy; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(March 25) (1st century) Our Lord’s words on the Cross promising him Paradise have entitled the Good Thief to be registered among the Saints honoured by the Catholic Church. Apochryphal Gospels and other ancient writings assign to him the name of DISMAS, and give various details concerning him. But we have nothing in any way historical to allege. His Feast, though kept on various days, is put in the Roman Martyrology. as by the Greeks, on March 25, from an old belief that Our Lord’s Crucifixion, and therefore the Good Thief’s confession, fell on that day in the year of the T^ocsioti

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Good Thief”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 11 July 2020. <>