Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
Consider that the holy woman named Veronica,
seeing Jesus so afflicted, and His face bathed in sweat and blood, presented
Him with a towel with which He wiped His adorable face, leaving on it
the impression of His holy countenance.
My most beloved Jesus, Thy face was beautiful
before, but in this journey it has lost all its beauty, and wounds and
blood have disfigured it. Alas! my soul also was once beautiful, when
it received Thy grace in Baptism; but I have disfigured it since by my
sins. Thou alone, my Redeemer, canst restore it to its former beauty.
Do this by Thy Passion, O Jesus. I repent of having offended Thee. Never
permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and
then do with me what Thou wilt.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to
|Pro peccatis Suae gentis
Vidit Jesum in tormentis,
Et flagellis subditum.
|Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled,
She beheld her tender Child,
All with bloody scourges rent.