Monday, July 03, 2006St. Thomas "the Doubter"
HAPPY FEAST OF ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE!
"St. Thomas was a Jew, called to be one of the twelve Apostles...
He is best known for his role in verifying the Resurrection of his Master. Thomas' unwillingness to believe that the other Apostles had seen their risen Lord on the first Easter Sunday merited for him the title of "doubting Thomas." Eight days later, on Christ's second apparition, Thomas was gently rebuked for his scepticism and furnished with the evidence he had demanded - seeing in Christ's hands the point of the nails and putting his fingers in the place of the nails and his hand into His side. At this, St. Thomas became convinced of the truth of the Resurrection and exclaimed: "My Lord and My God," ... St. Thomas is also mentioned as being present at another Resurrection appearance of Jesus: at Lake Tiberias when a miraculous catch of fish occurred. This is all that we know about St. Thomas from the New Testament...His feast day is July 3rd and he is the patron of architects."
-from CATHOLIC ONLINE.COM