Sister Mary Martha seems to be skeptical about the Shroud of Turin in a posting, Ask Sister Mary Martha: Goodbye Mr. Chips Ahoy! Other than that it is a great post from what seems to be one tough nun.
My favorite non New Testament Station is number six, "Veronica wipes the face of Jesus". This one really has legs. It is a late bloomer to the Stations in the first place, not arriving until the Middle Ages, along with, and probably not coincidentally, the Shroud of Turin. There was no woman named Veronica who wiped the face of Jesus. The name refers to what happened, "Vera"= True, "Icon"=image or mark. Vera-icon. Veronica.
Here is her profile data: female, Marina del Rey, California, interests: dusting pews, scrubbing floors on hands and knees, hours of comtemplative prayer, terrorizing children.
I tend to believe that the Shroud of Turin is the real deal. It did, however, appear in the middle ages, however old it is.
That is the most sensible statement I have ever read about “Veronic’a veil.”
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