Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Patron Saint of Photographers

Saint Veronica by Hans Memling
The legend goes that Veronica lined the route to Golgotha to watch Jesus carry his cross. She offered him her veil to wipe his brow and when she got it back it had a impression of his face.

How do you get a messiah face stain out of a veil? I don't know, but apparently Veronica did because she is the patron saint of laundry workers.

For her mad image capturing and printing skills, she is also the patron saint of photographers.
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