St. Veronica

Tradition gives us a woman named Veronica who wiped the face of Jesus with her veil as He bore His cross to Calvary. The soldiers were treating Our Lord cruelly, and everyone feared getting in their way. Veronica, however, saw the Lord’s pain and thought that wiping the blood and sweat from His face might aid Him a little. The image of the Lord’s face was left on her veil. Her kind act is remembered in the sixth Station of the Cross.

First century
July 12

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