SAINT THOMAS THE APOSTLE

died 68/72

Gospels according to Matthew, to Mark, to Luke. Acts of the Apostles.

One of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. He was probably a fisherman. When he saw and heard Jesus, he decided to follow him. After the death of Christ he would not believe other Apostles when they told him about the Resurrection. Then Jesus came and permitted Thomas to touch his wounds, making him believe. He preached in India and was martyred there.

Attributes: carpentry square or ruler; spear – the symbol of his martyrdom.