I have written and deleted this comment about 50 times.Veils are very powerful to me... they are one of the few things that physically moves me at Mass. It has a physical affect on me... whenever I see one.I know that sounds odd, I cant think of how else to say it...
Stunning! Yes, a very powerful image.
Sadly, those two had the opportunity to wear black ones more often than most.We should say a prayer for Christopher Hitchens, don't 'cha think?Shadowlands-so glad you're back.
Upon the Altar is Christ crucified.In the pews is a powerful message in the women that wear chapel viels.It tells the Padre Pride has been smashed under the feet of the women wearing their humble submission upon their heads.It lets him know his sheep are Catholic.God bless the women that know their place and keep it.*
Joe - Thanks - I like what you say - in other words, they inspire devotion. Very good point. I personally prefer the black ones on women of a certain age.
I thought married = black, young and single = white. Probably no hard and fast rule, but mine is black.I've seen a few blue ones on little girls too.
i'm not a big advocate per se, nor think women going without them are heretics, but i do have to agree with joe. i always appreciate seeing them on any woman and am edified. makes me wratchet up my own devotion in the heart.
I TRIED wearing one several times...just didnt' work..kept falling in my face and I hate things in my face..I did wear one for my Carmelite promise that I made myself..As far as colors--I was raised that black headdress was for widows, white for (supposedly) virgins, and everyone else whatever..but the few Catholic services I attended as a VERY young girl in the Pacific Northwest chapel veils were NOT worn...hats were...If it gets to the point where I need to wear a hat in church, I'll wear my cowboy hat..Sara
My sisters used a wonderful invention to keep their veils in place...a Bobby Pin.*
Please do not confuse me with anyone living or deceased.I changed my thing.*
When one has to resort to a Kleenex attached with a bobby pin, are pink or blue OK?
LOL, Ray, I remember the kleenexes from school daze. I regret to say that I had a day-glo hot pink mantilla. I did save one in my dresser drawer that was sort of pretty, black with a silver thread. Funny, I don't remember my Mom wearing a veil. She always wore the coolest hats to church.
My hair is thin so bobby pins and sewn in combs are useless. I think a low peineta works to anchor the lace to your head. Like they do in Spain during Holy Week. Only you dont want the high peineta comb because no one sitting behind you will be able to see anything. The low peineta comb means you wont suffer the sin of being a better door than a window. Stretch lace works well. This works for me.
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