Saint Veronica

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Veronica; confessional of Saint Aloysius Church, Columbus, Ohio; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso 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. 4 July 2020. Web. 1 December 2021. <>