Veronica’s veil activity
Christ was not alone as He carried His cross to Calvary. The women of Jerusalem wept over His afflicted state and one man was made to carry the cross with Him.
Tradition also tells us of another woman named Veronica.
Moved by pity, Veronica offered her veil to Christ. He, in turn, wiped His face on her veil and left on it the image of His face. Today, Veronica’s veil is in St. Peter’s in Rome, Italy.
Recreate Veronica’s veil in just a few simple steps!
You will need:
- black crayons (peeled)
- Christ’s face template
- 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper
- hot glue or white glue
- white or light-colored fabric (cut about the same size as your paper)
Begin by printing out a copy of the Christ’s face template.
“Trace” this template onto another piece of paper using glue. Hot glue works well, but you can use whatever glue you have on hand.
Allow this “glue outline” to dry completely. This is what you will use to put Christ’s face onto your “veil.” This glue outline is reusable- you only need one for a small group of children or repeat this step to have multiple outlines for larger groups.
Tape the glue outline to a table or hard surface.
Center and tape your fabric over it. Using the side of a black crayon, rub back and forth firmly to transfer Christ’s face to your veil.
St. Veronica, pray for us!