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Feast of Saint Veronica commemorated today.

Catholics commemorate today the Feast of Saint Veronica, a Biblical character referred to as the pious woman from Jerusalem who compassionately wiped the face of Jesus after He fell under the weight of His cross on the way to Calvary.

The image of Christ was miraculously imprinted on the cloth "which was wiped with love and charity."

In observance of the feast, Church officials encourage the faithful to perform acts of charity, and to pray the Way (Stations) of the Cross, reflecting on the sixth of the 14 stations, which recalls the compassionate act of St. Veronica.

Among the artifacts that bear the likeness of the image of Christ, Church authorities consider the one on St. Veronica's handkerchief as the "vera" icon or the true image. The original veil with the "Volto Santo" or the Holy Face is believed to be preserved at the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy.


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Publication:Manila Bulletin
Date:Jul 11, 2015
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