Feast of Saint Thomas

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Fresco in Holy Trinity Parish Church in Schwarzenberg, by Angelica Kauffmann, 1757

Prayer to Saint Thomas, the Apostle

O Glorious Saint Thomas,
your grief for Jesus was such
that it would not let you believe
he had risen unless you actually
saw him and touched his wounds.
But your love for Jesus
was equally great and it led you
to give up your life for him.
Pray for us that we may grieve
for our sins which were the cause
of Christ’s sufferings.
Help us to spend ourselves
in his service and so earn the title
of “blessed” which Jesus applied to
those who would believe
in him without seeing him.