Second Sunday of Easter; Doubting Thomas

Caravaggio’s The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

The 2nd Sunday of Easter used to be called Low Sunday or Doubting Thomas Sunday. Now it is more known as Divine Mercy Sunday.

For numerous years, I taught a class entitled, Catholic Novels. An author whom the students grew to enjoy would be Graham Greene. Greene, himself, was a convert to Catholicism as a young adult. He created stories that dealt with belief and doubt. Doubting is something that is very common among teenagers and young adults. For Greene, doubting could bring one closer to deep faith. His novel Monsignor Quixote is a perfect example.

I also think of the great artist— Caravaggio’s The Incredulity of Saint Thomas. What a painting this is!!

I believe that all of us have a bit of a Thomas in us. Let the Thomas surface so that you can become a true and tested believer.

Continued Easter Blessings!
Fr. John

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