The Sixth Station
Philip was one of the earliest disciples of Jesus. Like Peter and Andrew, he came from Bethsaida in Galilee. He helped the pilgrims in Jerusalem who came to him saying “We want to see Jesus.” VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS
Veronica was not like Simon; nobody asked her to help. She pushed her way in through the crowd and wiped the blood from his face with a towel.
Veronica saw your face, Lord, and your face left an impression. Your face is the face of suffering and need, the face of the aged, of the undernourished child, of the refugee. Your face is around us today if only we look. “I was sick and you visited me; naked and you clothed me.”
We pause for some quiet moments of prayer, our eyes on “the outstretched arms of Christ Crucified….”
Save us, Saviour of the World, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.