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Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.” Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
Do you ever wonder if you would have been a doubting Thomas? If you had been told that Our Lord resurrected but you had not seen him, would you have believed it to be true? I don’t know if I would have been a doubting Thomas. I would like to believe that my faith would have been so solid that I would have trusted this as truth but I cannot, honestly, say that I would not have doubted. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” Each day we ask Grace to deepen our faith, knowing that this request pleases God. Ultimately, what we want is to love Him more deeply and never doubt His love for us.
We created this rosary for prayer that, through the intercession of Mary, our trust will grow, we shall never doubt and our love for her Son will grow greater each day.
Because the suffering and crucifixion were the events which were embedded in the mind of Thomas, we chose red for this rosary. Red crystal rondelles are the Aves. Two red flat glass beads separates the Aves. Attention is drawn to the mosaic Paters. Each pater has bronze frames over sunken circles. These sunken circles symbolize the wounds in the hands and side of Jesus. This very limited edition rosary is bittersweet in that it represents the Precious Blood and Passion of Our Lord but also offers us hope that Mary’s intercession will bring us to a place a deeper love for her Son. An open Miraculous Medal center and ornate red enamel crucifix are the pewter fixtures which complete this rosary.
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Your Doubting Thomas Rosary will be shipped in a fabric pouch and gift box.
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From a homily on the Gospels by Saint Gregory the Great, pope
My Lord and my God
Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. He was the only disciple absent; on his return he heard what had happened but refused to believe it. The Lord came a second time; he offered his side for the disbelieving disciple to touch, held out his hands, and showing the scars of his wounds, healed the wound of his disbelief.
Dearly beloved, what do you see in these events? Do you really believe that it was by chance that this chosen disciple was absent, then came and heard, heard and doubted, doubted and touched, touched and believed? It was not by chance but in God’s providence. In a marvelous way God’s mercy arranged that the disbelieving disciple, in touching the wounds of his master’s body, should heal our wounds of disbelief. The disbelief of Thomas has done more for our faith than the faith of the other disciples. As he touches Christ and is won over to belief, every doubt is cast aside and our faith is strengthened. So the disciple who doubted, then felt Christ’s wounds, becomes a witness to the reality of the resurrection.
Touching Christ, he cried out: My Lord and my God. Jesus said to him: Because you have seen me, Thomas, you have believed. Paul said: Faith is the guarantee of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. It is clear, then, that faith is the proof of what cannot be seen. What is seen gives knowledge, not faith. When Thomas saw and touched, why was he told: You have believed because you have seen me? Because what he saw and what he believed were different things. God cannot be seen by mortal man. Thomas saw a human being, whom he acknowledged to be God, and said: My Lord and my God. Seeing, he believed; looking at one who was true man, he cried out that this was God, the God he could not see.
What follows is reason for great joy: Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed. There is here a particular reference to ourselves; we hold in our hearts one we have not seen in the flesh. We are included in these words, but only if we follow up our faith with good works. The true believer practises what he believes. But of those who pay only lip service to faith, Paul has this to say: They profess to know God, but they deny him in their works. Therefore James says: Faith without works is dead.
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