Saint Veronica is known for having served Christ on his way to Calvary and his image appeared on her cloth. We are reminded to treat people with utmost respect and kindness because as we do for others we do for Him!
Prayer to the Holy Face
O Jesus, who, in Thy cruel Passion
didst become the 'reproach of men
and the Man of Sorrows,' I worship
Thy divine Face. Once it shone with
the beauty and sweetness of the Divinity;
but now, for my sake, it is become as
'the face of a leper.' Yet, in that disfigured
Countenance, I recognize Thy infinite love,
and I am consumed with the desire
of making Thee loved by all mankind.
The tears that flowed so abundantly
from Thy Eyes are to me as precious
pearls that I delight to gather, that with
their worth I may ransom the souls of
poor sinners. O Jesus, whose Face is
the sole beauty that ravishes my heart,
I may not see here below the sweetness
of Thy glance, nor feel the ineffable
tenderness of Thy kiss, I bow to
Thy Will—but I pray Thee to imprint in me
Thy divine likeness, and I implore Thee
so to inflame me with Thy love,
that it may quickly consume me,
and that I may soon reach the vision
of Thy glorious Face in heaven.
Prayer to Saint Veronica
O My Jesus, Saint Veronica served You
on the way to Calvary by wiping
Your beloved face with a towel on
which Your sacred image then appeared.
She protected this treasure, and whenever
people touched it, they were miraculously
healed. I ask her to pray for the growth
of my ability to see Your sacred image
in others, to recognize their hurts, to
stop and join them on their difficult
journeys, and to feel the same compassion
for them as she did for You. Show me
how to wipe their faces, serve their needs,
and heal their wounds, reminding me
that as I do this for them, I also do this
for You. Saint Veronica, pray for me.
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