Saint Thomas the Apostle is the patron saint of Architects and the Blind. His birthdate and death date remains unknown but we celebrate his feast day on July 3.
Thomas first did not believe of the resurrection of Jesus, until he saw and touched the nail wounds. When offered, he refused and said "My Lord and My God!"
At Lake Tiberias, St. Thomas is said to have been at another Resurrection appearance of Jesus when a miraculous catch of fish occurred.
An accident occurred which caused the death of Saint Thomas. A fowler shot at a peacock and accidentally hit Thomas instead.
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.