Saint Veronica

Saint Veronica stained glass window, Saint Joseph's Cathedral, Macon, Georgia, USA; artist unknown; photographed by the author, summer 2003Also known as

  • Berenice



When Christ fell on his way to the Golgotha, a woman wiped his face with a towel; an image of Christ remained on the towel. This woman was Veronica; this incident is all we really know about her, and the relic has become her symbol ever since.




  • woman holding a cloth that bears the image of Christ’s face
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Veronica“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 May 2016. Web. 25 April 2017. <>