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Saint Veronica - July 12

The sixth station of the Stations of the Cross is entitled: “Veronica wipes the face of Jesus”. A meditation accompanying this station reads: “As Jesus proceeds on his way covered with the sweat of …More
The sixth station of the Stations of the Cross is entitled: “Veronica wipes the face of Jesus”. A meditation accompanying this station reads: “As Jesus proceeds on his way covered with the sweat of death, a woman moved with compassion makes her way through the crowd and wipes his face with a towel. As a reward of her piety, the impression of his countenance is miraculously imprinted on the towel”. Patrick Duffy looks at the devotion to St Veronica and its history.
History or legend?
This devotion, popularised in the nineteenth century, has made Veronica into a well known saints. She even has a statue in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. But it seems certain that she is a total legend coming from the very understandable desire to know what Jesus actually looked like, a desire to see the face of Jesus. No reference is made to Veronica or the towel in the canonical Gospels.
A relic of Jesus (a true image)
From the 8th century there existed at Rome a relic said to be a sudarium (or “…More
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