St. Thomas, Apostle
Feast Day: July 3rd
Since the early Church, there has been a tradition that Thomas is the “Apostle of India.” In Syriac his name means twin, and he is also called by the Greek equivalent, Didymus. Although the phrase “doubting Thomas” refers to him, it overlooks both his loyalty in troubled times and his absolute surrender when given the evidence he sought. Having seen, he declared the great Christian confession: “My Lord and my God.” Thomas is the patron saint of builders and of India and Pakistan. May we imitate his confession of faith and his service to Jesus.