Fr. Paul John Kalchik: Adoring Christ’s Holy Face

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St. Veronica holds the Holy Face of Our Crucified Lord

By Fr. Paul John Kalchik, Church Militant, March 4, 202

Necessary reparation for present-day evils

Holy Face of Jesus in Church Militant’s chapel

As we see the spiritual evils escalating throughout the world, one sure manner of making reparation is by devotion to Christ’s Holy Face.

Adoration of the Holy Face of Our Crucified Lord goes back to that very first Good Friday when Our Lord and Savior was cruelly executed for humanity’s redemption. It was then that one compassionate woman, a bystander along the road to Calvary, took it upon herself to wipe the sacred countenance of the world’s ravaged Redeemer on his path to execution.

Veronica’s Veil

According to tradition, this woman was named Veronica. In Greek, the name “Veronica” means “bringer of victory.” Some tie the Latin version of her name to a phrase meaning “true image.” …

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