Happy Feast of St. Thomas! It’s almost Christmas!
Saint Thomas was one of Jesus’ twelve apostles and is best known for not believing that Jesus had been raised from the dead. He is thought to be the only Apostle who went outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel. He is also believed to have crossed the largest area, including the Persian Empire and India. He was martyred for leading an Indian Queen to faith in Jesus.
The Feast of Saint Thomas is the traditional day to begin all of your Christmas baking. Put on some music and have fun baking all of your favorite treats! Baking is such a great way to emphasize the Advent themes of preparation and of waiting.
In many countries, particular cookies are made only for Christmas. The cookies keep for a long time and are often hung on the Christmas tree. What a wonderful way to emphasize the significance of the season with what we cook!