The following excerpts come from The Way of the Cross written by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and published by Our Sunday Visitor (1982).
VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS
“…as if to remind us that the likeness between Christ and us is most perfect in suffering and sorrow, the Divine Savior, on His way to Calvary, left the impression of that divinely sorrowful face. … There is only one way we can become exactly like Him, and that is by suffering.
O Lord, … grant that, like Veronica, I may brave all human respect in order to carry your image about with me, not on a veil but on the tablet of my heart. Bestow on me the grace to so much like you that others among whom I live may see something of you in me…”