St. Veronica is the name given to one of the women who accompanied Christ to Calvary. She is said to have offered Christ a towel, on which he left the imprint of his face. "Veronica" means "true icon."
Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Veronica
Veronica is a name popularly given to one of the women who accompanied Christ to Calvary. "Veronica" is an abbreviation of "vera icon" (true image), and the woman now called Veronica is said to have offered a towel to Christ, on which he left the imprint of his face.
Catholic Online: St. Veronica
Short essay. Author not named.
Patron Saints Index: Veronica
Illustrated profile of the saint.
15th-century painting by Hans Memling, accompanied by an explanation of the legend on which it is based. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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