Monday, April 10, 2006

Saint Veronica

Not much is known about this awesome Saint. We know of the one important incident in the life of Saint Veronica which took place on the day of our Lord’s crucifixion.

Jesus was carrying His cross. The cross was heavy and the crowds were jeering and laughing at Him. They threw rocks and spat in His face. Jesus stumbled and fell many times.

One time when Jesus fell, He was so weak that He could not stand. Veronica was in the crowd. She was timid and afraid but she knew she had to help Him. She pushed her way to the front of the crowd, pushing the soldiers aside. She took the veil from her head and lovingly wiped Jesus’ face. Jesus looked tenderly at her with so much love in His eyes. He thanked her with a small smile before He was whipped and forced to continue to the place He was to be crucified.

Later that day when she got home, she looked at the veil. She found a most amazing thing! On the veil was a picture of Jesus! The entire world would remember the compassion she showed our Lord.

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