July 3, 2024, Feast of St. Thomas, Apostle, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)

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Friends of the Rosary,

Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Thomas, the Apostle who initially doubted but, after regaining the faith, became one of the first witnesses of the faith.

Pope St. Gregory the Great reflected the following:

“Indeed, the Lord permitted Thomas to doubt after the resurrection, but He did not abandon him in doubt. By his doubt and touching the sacred wounds, the apostle became a witness to the truth of the resurrection. 

“Thomas touched and cried out: My Lord and my God! And Jesus told him: Because you have seen Me, Thomas, you have believed.”

“Thomas saw the Man Christ and acknowledged His divinity with the words.”

Pope Benedict XVI said:

“The Apostle Thomas’ case is important to us for at least three reasons. First, because it comforts us in our insecurity; second, because it shows us that every doubt can lead to an outcome brighter than any uncertainty; and, lastly, because the words that Jesus addressed to him remind us of the true meaning of mature faith and encourage us to persevere, despite the difficulty, along our journey of adhesion to him.”

St. Thomas converted numerous tribes in Asia to Christianity. He gave his life as a martyr, being pierced with lances at the king’s command.

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!
St. Thomas, Pray for Us!

Come, Holy Spirit, come!

To Jesus through Mary!

+ Mikel Amigot | RosaryNetwork.com, New York