Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Via Crucis 2006: Station 6


From Station 6 (Christ's Face is Wiped by Veronica) at Crossroads Dispatches:

"No one knows for sure whom this woman was, but the veil she used to wipe His face, according to the Catholic Encyclopedia, was said to bear the likeness of the image of Christ's face, and the revered relic 'was called vera icon (true image), which ordinary language soon made veronica.' The Basilica of St. Peter's in Rome and a Capuchin monastery in the village of Manoppello, Italy both claim possession of the authentic veil.

The woman now known as Veronica knew a true image, vera icon, of God in human form when she saw Him: a human and a Being. His Presence was so radiant that it was not totally obliterated in her eyes by the current situation."

Read more posts at Via Crucis 2006.

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