Saint Veronica

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Saint Veronica
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Saint Veronica, by Hans Memling.
Confessor
Born 1st century AD, Caesarea Philippi or Jerusalem, Palaestina
Died 1st century AD
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast 0ctober 23; February 4
Attributes woman holding a cloth that bears the image of Christ's face
Patronage laundry workers; photographers

Saint Veronica or Berenice, according to the "Acta Sanctorum" published by the Bollandists (under February 4), was a pious woman of Jerusalem. She moved with pity as Jesus carried his cross to Golgotha, gave him her veil that he might wipe his forehead. Jesus accepted the offering and after using it handed it back to her, the image of his face miraculously impressed upon it.