A Garner of Saints – Saint Veronica

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Veronica; confessional of Saint Aloysius Church, Columbus, Ohio; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Identified with the woman with an issue of blood who touched the hem of Christ’s raiment and was healed. When Christ was bearing His cross to Calvary, He passed her door, and filled with compassion on seeing the drops of agony on His brow, she wiped His face with her na.pkin or her veil. When she received it back again the features of Christ were miraculously preserved upon the material. This image was called the Vera Icon (true image) and the cloth was called the sudarium. This sacred cloth possessed remarkable healing power, and on this account Veronica was sent for by the Emperor Tiberius to cure him of a mortal malady. When she arrived the emperor had expired and accordingly she remained in Rome in company with Peter and Paul and suffered martyrdom there under Nero. According to another account she was put into the same boat with Mary Magdalene and suffered martyrdom in Provence or Aquitaine.

Attribute

  • The handkerchief with the face of Christ on it.

MLA Citation

  • Allen Banks Hinds, M.A. “Saint Veronica”. A Garner of Saints, 1900. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 April 2017. Web. 23 August 2017. <>