Our Patron

St. Thomas, the Apostle of India, is the patron of the Deepti Foundation:
“The Missionary Society of St Thomas, the Apostle (MST) is named after its heavenly patron St Thomas, the Apostle of India, our Father in faith, who evinced singular courage to go and die with Jesus (Jn 11:16), who was instrumental for the self-revelation of the Lord as the Way, the Truth and the Life (Jn 14:5-6) and who confessed faith in Jesus: My Lord and My God (Jn 20:28)”. (Constitution 1).
The members imbibe the missionary zeal of St Thomas the Apostle and continue the mission of establishing the Kingdom of God among people who have not heard the Gospel.


St. Thomas was born in Galilee Israel circa the 1st century. When he first heard of Jesus’ resurrection, he questioned it, earning him the nickname “Doubting Thomas.” As cited in John 20:28, he later proclaimed Jesus as “My Lord and my God” upon his resurrection. He spent the following years travelling and spreading the gospel. St. Thomas died on December 21, 72 in Mylapore, India.


  • ‘God helps those who help themselves’

    ‘God helps those who help themselves’ Taking the initiative to help in social development, Deepti Foundation has supported the cause of upliftment of children who are ragpickers. Donations and funds are raised for these children which are utilized in the following ways:

    Aug 24, 2018
  • ‘God helps those who help themselves’

     Purchasing books  Providing food  Providing rooms and resources for education  Providing clothes and footwear 

    Aug 28, 2018
  • ‘God helps those who help themselves’

    Children’s contribution to self-development — they take the initiative to prepare rakhis using their talents and creative inputs. These rakhis are then given in bulk to educational institutions, housing societies and also among family and friends. These efforts, good intentions and good will go a long way for the development ofthese children. These contributions are further used for providing a better future to them.

    Aug 28, 2018