This year Verena's Name day was on 12th July 2017
This name is a variant of the original name Veronica
Saint Veronica, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:
- Laundry workers
Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Veronica has the following symbols associated
- Christ's face printed upon a veil
Historically Famous Verenas
'Veronica' is an anagram of 'vera icon' or 'true image' and the name has become associated with the story of the woman of Jerusalem who stopped Jesus on his way to crucifixion and wiped his bloody, perspiring face with her handkerchief. As a miraculous reward for her compassion, Jesus' features were imprinted on the cloth, which is kept as a precious relic in St Peter's, Rome. Some people believe that Veronica was also the woman with the 'issue of blood' whom Jesus healed, others that the liturgical veil called the 'vernicle' eventually became personified as a woman called Veronica. However it may be, Veronica herself has become a true image of compassion in her own right, and a beautiful picture in the otherwise brutal story of the Crucifixion.