Saint Thomas the Apostle, also known as Thomas the Doubter, was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. He is believed to have been born in the 1st century AD and is traditionally believed to have died in India. He is the patron saint of architects, builders, and stone masons.
One of the major life events of Saint Thomas is his initial skepticism of the resurrection of Jesus. According to the Bible, when the other apostles told Thomas that they had seen the risen Jesus, he refused to believe them until he saw and touched the wounds of Jesus himself. This event, recorded in the Gospel of John, led to him being known as "Thomas the Doubter."
After Jesus’ ascension, Saint Thomas is believed to have traveled to India, where he preached the Gospel and founded several churches. According to tradition, he also performed many miracles, including the healing of the sick and the raising of the dead. It is also believed that he was martyred in India and buried in the city of Mylapore, near Chennai.
The feast day of Saint Thomas is celebrated on July 3rd and is known as the Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle. He was canonized a saint by the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church. His death date is not known, but his feast day is celebrated by the Christian Church.
Saint Thomas is remembered for his bravery and dedication to the Gospel. He is also known for his skepticism, which is still often used to describe someone who is unwilling to believe without proof. He was a beloved disciple of Jesus, and his teachings and example of faith still inspire people today.