VI. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
Like our Blessed Mother, St. Veronica humbles herself in front of Jesus as she ministers to Him. Likewise, Jesus and Veronica share a look of deep intimacy and spiritual union. St. Veronica’s tremendous love for Christ merited for us all the gift of Veronica’s Veil. After Veronica wiped the face of Jesus with it, Our Lord’s face was miraculously placed upon it. According to tradition, that image would become the inspiration for the Icon of Christ Pantocrator and would forever change our depictions of Jesus. Lastly, the three nails are pictured above Christ and Veronica symbolizing them as the way to merit Heaven and forever gaze upon God.