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Recognising saints: veil

A veil is the common attribute of Saint Veronica

A veil with an image of Christ’s face is the symbol of Saint Veronica and is known as a 'Veronica’. 

Saint Veronica offered her veil to Christ to wipe the sweat from his brow as he carried the cross to Calvary. The veil was miraculously marked with Christ’s features.

Master of Saint Veronica, Saint Veronica with the Sudarium, about 1420