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.