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Santa Veronica by Dennis Natividad · 365 Project


Saint Veronica
Talleres de Francisco Vecin
Polychrome Lightwood
Pasion Y Gloria: An Exhibition of Filipino Lenten Images From 17th Century to Present
Manila Cathedral, Intramuros Manila

Veronica died 1st Century; according to Church tradition, she was moved with pity when she saw Jesus carrying his cross and gave him her veil that he might wipe his forehead. Jesus wiped his face and left a miraculous imprint of his face on the veil; her name itself is taken from the word Vera and Icon which means “true image”; represented by a cloth with three faces of Jesus, white robe and blue cape; in Pateros, the image of Saint Veronica is traditionally veiled with strands of Sampaguita (Jasminium sambac; Feast Day, July 12.

 

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