Sean Walsh

I live in Dublin, Ireland. Sometimes. Most times I live in my head, quite unaware of my surroundings – if you know what I mean… If you succeed in tracking Sean Walsh, please let me know, ok? I've been searching for him for years…

A New Take on an Old Story…

Published on Monday 12th March 2018 by Sean Walsh

 

 

V E I L

 

A VEIL FOR VERONICA

 

The young woman who reputedly made her way

through the crowds

lining the way to Calvary

and wiped the face of Jesus with a cloth.

Later, she found the facial image of the Nazarene

embedded on it.

Traditional? Indeed. Devotional? Doubtless.

But without foundation in Scripture.

Was there such a person? Unlikely.

Her very name – True Image –

Vera from the Latin, Icon from the Greek –

suggests a fiction.

But popular devotion – and mankind’s basic urge

to reach out to the Suffering Saviour,

offer Him some gesture of solace, however inadequate,

along the Via Crucis –

ensures that the legend of Veronica lives on to this day.

 

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