Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins


Christian Saint

Also known as Dysmas, Good Thief, Penitent Thief

One of the thieves crucified along with Jesus

An apocryphal legend tells that he was a partner-in-crime with fellow thief Gestas, and had once encountered Jesus as a tiny tot while attempting to mug St. Mary and her husband in a dark desert alley.

But Dismas saw the light and persuaded Gestas to leave them alone. The infant Jesus then spoke forth, predicting his future crucifixion and their own guest appearances in it.

When after many years all this came to pass, Dismas on his cross cried out in worship while Gestas sulked.

So you can guess who Jesus turned to with the promise: “Today thou shalt be with me in paradise”.

St. Dismas Facts and Figures

Name: Dismas
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Dysmas, Good Thief, Penitent Thief

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: ???-???
Celebration or Feast Day: March 25th

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1717

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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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