This digital art print of Saint Thomas the Apostle is the perfect addition to your home decor or a great gift for birthdays, Confirmation, weddings, or Christmas.
Most people are familiar with St. Thomas either because of his closeness to Jesus or because of the phrase “doubting Thomas.” Not much is known about Thomas beyond these two facets of his life.
Thomas is along for many of the adventures of Jesus while he was alive, including the trip to Judea to visit Lazarus and bring him back from the dead. At the Last Supper, Thomas complains that the disciples won’t know the way to the place Jesus had prepared for them after death, which results in Jesus explaining to his followers that Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
But most of all, Thomas is famous for his role in confirming the resurrection of Jesus. Thomas doubts Jesus' ability to really and actually rise from the dead after being brutally murdered. It is not until Thomas is able to put his fingers in the wounds of Christ that he finally and truly believes in the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection. Thomas proclaims, “My Lord and My God!” which made a public profession of faith in the Divinity of Jesus.
It is said that after Jesus’ death, the disciples separated to spread the Word of God, and that Thomas eventually made it to India, where a group of individuals still call themselves the “Christians of St. Thomas.”
Thomas met his death in an accident when a fowler shot at a peacock and hit Thomas by mistake. He is often depicted as a young man with a scroll, or as a young man touching the wounds of Christ.
St. Thomas is the patron saint of architects.