Among the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ, St Thomas is best known for his doubting nature, who wanted to touch and confirm that Jesus' had resurrected.
"Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe," St Thomas says to other disciples, according to John 20:24-29.
The feast day of St Thomas is observed on 3 July and is a holiday in certain parts of the world. However, a few who follow the General Roman Calendar of 1960 and many Anglicans celebrate the feast day on 21 December.
He is the disciple who travelled outside the Roman empire to preach gospel to the common people and even arrived in Muziris, India in AD 52. Following this, he baptised several people in the country, who wanted to follow christianity.
History suggests that the Patron Saint of India was killed at Mylapore, Chennai, in AD 72.
Check out some bible verses which has the quotes by St. Thomas:
"Let us also go, that we may die with him" (John 11:16)
"Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" ( John 14:5)
"My Lord and my God!" (John 20:28)