Caravaggio’s “Doubting Thomas” Reply

Faith builds on experience and gives it deeper meaning…

 An art reflection from one of my students. The original article includes the painting, which did not appear in this reblogged post.

Legionary Brothers

Br Andres Colmenares, LC


We have all gone through one stage of our life or another when living our Christian faith was more difficult than normal. Something happens that makes us put into question the very beliefs that were inscribed in our hearts. But Christ’s constant yearning is for us to “Believe and doubt no longer” (John 21:27).

Caravaggio was a painter who lived towards the end of the 16th century. There is something in his paintings depicting religious subjects that easily catches the attention of the viewer. Caravaggio’s “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” tells the story of himself, but above all, of each of us in our journey through life.

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