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VERONICA'S VEIL

The cloth which tradition holds that the saintly Veronica wiped the face of Jesus on his way to Calvary. Christ is said to have left the imprint of his face on the veil. It is honored as a trasured relic at St. Peter's in Rome. The episode is commeroated in the sixth station of the cross. Veronica is sometimes identified with the woman whom Chrsit healed of an issue of blood. (Mark 5:25-32).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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