July 3 – Saint Thomas the Apostle


listenLord Jesus, Saint Thomas the Apostle doubted Your resurrection until he touched Your wounds.  After Pentecost, You called him to become a missionary in India, but he doubted again and said no.  He changed his mind only after being taken into slavery by a merchant who happened to be going to India.  Once he was cured of his doubt, You freed him and he began the work You had called him to do.  As the patron saint against doubt, I ask him to pray for me when I question the direction in which You are leading me.  Forgive me for mistrusting You, Lord, and help me to grow from the experience.  Saint Thomas the Apostle, pray for me.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Anatolius of Alexandria (d.283)
Feast day July 3

quoteAnyone who wishes to understand the mind of the sacred writers must first cleanse his own life, and approach the saints by copying their deeds.”

Saint Isaiah the Solitary (d.491)
Feast Day July 3

quoteThe crown of all good works consists in this: that a man place all his hope in God, that he flee to Him once and for all with all his heart and strength, that he be filled with compassion for all and weep before God, imploring His help and mercy.”

quoteLet us therefore pursue the spiritual way with all our strength, and God in His great mercy will help us.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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