Veronica’s Veil: Poems, Prayers, and Promises of the Holy Face Devotion
by: Donna Sue Berry
Who is Saint Veronica? She is called Veronica, the compassionate woman who took pity on Christ when she saw him fall beneath the weight of the wooden cross, and who watched his bloody body racked from torture, his face covered with blood, sweat, and spittle as he carried that same cross up the hill to Calvary to die. Courageously, using her veil to wipe away the blood and muck, she was rewarded by the image of his face impressed upon the cloth, a sign of Jesus’ gratitude for her mercy. But who was she, and where did she come from? The Catholic Church says she is a Saint whose Feast Day is celebrated February 4th, and she is recognized as the woman in the sixth Station of the Cross. BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE!!!
Mike Church Says
“Veronica’s Veil is the story of the travels and travails of the veil that wiped the spittle and blood from Our Lord’s Holy face during the Passion but its also the story of a most humble devotion to the Holy Face, emblazoned onto the veil, and the nun and layman who instituted its practice. WARNING: Once begun, this book may change your life forever and I should know…” – Mike Church
About the Author
Born and raised in central Oklahoma in 1955, Donna Sue Berry is a wife, mother of two, and grandmother of twelve. She and retired rancher husband, Joel Doc, share their time between the wheat fields of Oklahoma and the mountains of Montana. Donna Sue began writing poetry and song lyrics soon after she first read Romeo and Juliet during junior high school. However, it wasn’t until she enrolled in her freshman year at the University of Central Oklahoma (at age 47) that her poetry began to deepen and truly express her great love for Christ and her Catholic Faith. Her favorite poems are rhyming, story poems which weave around a person’s thoughts and emotions. She says she writes with an Oklahoman’s heart and accent. She currently writes for Catholic newspaper, the OREMUS Press, on-line Regina Magazine, and her poetry has been published in Catholic Spiritual Direction. In fall 2017, she published two books, “The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary” and “Our Souls, They Are Not Dead!”