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







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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