Veronica

Here's a fairly new veil... Veronica. I felt it was high time I honored this saint.

Her name, Vera-ica, or vera icon, means true image. The mystic Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich gave us her actual name as being Seraphia.



Is she the patron saint of veil makers? I believe she should be.



St Veronica
By, Guido Reni (1575 - 1642)


Veronica is remembered at the Sixth Station of the Cross.




Tradition holds that Veronica's veil cured the Emperor Tiberius.





Veronica left the veil for Pope St. Clement.


Here's a photo (above) of Veronica's veil which is housed in the Vatican to this day. 
It looks to be an ancient Eastern Icon doesn't it?




Above, is St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face.  


St. Therese's Prayer to the Holy face

O Jesus, Who in Thy bitter Passion didst become "the most abject of men, a man of sorrows," I venerate Thy Sacred Face whereon there once did shine the beauty and sweetness of the Godhead ... but now it has become for me as if it were the Face of a leper! Nevertheless, under those disfigured features, I recognize Thy Infinite Love and I am consumed with the desire to love Thee and make Thee loved by all men.

The tears which well up abundantly in Thy Sacred Eyes appear to me as so many precious pearls that I love to gather up, in order to purchase the souls of poor sinners by means of their infinite value. O Jesus, Whose adorable Face ravished my heart, I implore Thee to fix deep within me Thy Divine Image and to set me on fire with Thy Love, that I may be found worthy to come to the contemplation of Thy glorious Face in Heaven. Amen.






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