St Veronica

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A woman of Jerusalem who is said to have offered her head-cloth to Christ to wipe the blood and sweat from His face on the way to Calvary; He returned it with His features impressed upon it. The legend is first found in its present form in the 14th cent. The incident occupies a regular position in the Stations of the Cross. Feast day, 12 July.

Subjects: Christianity.

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