Sunday, April 10, 2011

St. Veronica's veil

2 comments:

Old Bob said...

Thanks, Dymphna!
Priest:
"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."
People:
"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."
--from The Way of the Cross according to St. Alphonsus Liguori

Deo volente said...

I just finished a most fascinating book published by Ignatius Press called "The Face of God" by Paul Badde. It can be found here:

http://www.ignatius.com/Products/FAGO-H/the-face-of-god.aspx

The book is like a detective story and suggests strongly that the Veil of Veronica is in fact the Holy Face of Mannopello which is imprinted on "mussel silk". I leave the rest to you if you are interested, but it demonstrates once again that God's ways are not our ways.

D.v.