Tuesday, November 19, 2013

St. Veronica



3 comments:

Old Bob said...

Beautiful painting!
Thank you, Dymphna!

newguy40 said...

Another great piece of art. It's interesting... my son just hates a very large painting of St Joseph with Jesus that hangs in the shrine where we attend Mass. I don't quite get his dislike but I explained art is a matter of taste and it's okay to dislike a painting of our Lord. The dislike of the painting is not a reflection on a persons devotion.

I'm alwawy impressed by St Veronica's devotion. How she had the courage to go to our Lord in His passion.

Old Bob said...

Here is a commentary and meditation from the old Way of the Cross according to St. Alphonsus Liguori. We had these Stations every Friday afternoon in Lent when I was in grade school. I had to dig out the book:
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The Sixth Station
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
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V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee!
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
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V. 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.
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R. 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, and then do with me what Thou wilt.
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V. Lord Jesus crucified!
R. Have Mercy on us!