The Sixth Station

Veronica Wipes His Face

They say that St. Veronica wiped Your face.

It’s not in the book, but I hope it’s true.

The horror of the moment

and Your utter desertion makes me hope,

on Your behalf,

that you felt the compassion of this saint.

But was she there?

I don’t know. But from her

we learn to contemplate

Christ who set his face like

flint towards Calvary.

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

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