Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My Lord and my God!

“Is not this gazing upon the Eucharistic Saviour
a magnificent profession of our faith in the
Divinity of Christ, such as was made by
the incredulous Thomas?  When St. Thomas said,
‘My Lord and my God!’
we may be sure he did not keep
his eyes cast down, but looked with open
and sincere gaze into the eyes of his Master.”

Fr. Lukas Etlin, O.S.B.

Detail - The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (Caravaggio)

St. Thomas the Apostle
Martyr (d. 74)
Carried the Gospel to India and was martyred
there with the piercing from the swords of four soldiers
FEAST DAY - July 3

St. John Chrysostom said about St Thomas:

“Thomas, being once weaker in faith than the other apostles, toiled through the grace of God more bravely, more zealously and tirelessly than them all, so that he went preaching over nearly all the earth, not fearing to proclaim the Word of God to savage nations."

St Thomas, ora pro nobis!

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