St, Veronica Guiliani, pray for us
St. Veronica Giuliani 1727
Saint Veronica was a Franciscan Poor Clare nun and visionary who lived in Italy. Known for her holiness she received not only visions and revelations from Our Lord, but also the imprint of the Five Wounds on her body. She died at the age of 67 in Cittá di Castello. Her symbols are the Crown of Thorns, the Crucifix and the Sacred Heart of Christ. Her Feast Day is July 9. She has her own web page HERE.
St. Veronica Juliana had, even at the age of three years, a great devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and it is related of her that, not being permitted to receive Communion, she used to come very close to her mother after she had communicated and cling to her dress. One day her mother noticed the child and asked her why she thus hung around her, and she replied: “Mother, you taste of Jesus and you smell of Jesus!” If you too, my Reader, are careful to make a good thanksgiving, you will carry with you a sweet odor of sanctity, and Angels and good Christians will love to keep you company. You will advance in virtue and happiness here and, what is more, hereafter. When the tepid and indifferent will be lamenting in a bitter Purgatory their negligent thanksgivings, or will be cursing them in Hell as the first steps to mortal sin, you will be blessing the retired and mortified life which left you time to love and honor your Saviour. Nay, even this is not all, for your most bountiful Saviour will reward the little honor you have paid Him by a great and royal recompense. He will do far more for you than Assuerus did for Mardochai. He will cause you to be honored by all the Angels and Saints in Heaven, clothe you in royal attire and “confess your name before His Father,” as He promised when He said: “Whosoever shall glorify Me, him will I glorify!” (1 Kings 2:30)