Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Call to Veil...

Well, I almost forgot to post a link to my guest post on Catholic Sistas about veiling! Here it is...

A Call to Veil: The Mysterious Unfolds

If you have any encouraging words for women who are considering wearing a veil to church, please don't forget to post a comment at the bottom of the article.

3 comments:

  1. I have begun wearing a veil to Mass and I love it. I am the only woman there under 60 wearing one - and God bless the older women who taught me it is a beautiful tradition. Thank you, Ladies.

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  2. I am not totally convinced about veiling, it gives an eerie feeling of showing off piety, can someone please explain me if there's any depth in it, i dont want to commit a serious offense against god anyway

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  3. The beautiful tradition of wearing a veil is based upon the biblical requirement for women to cover their heads, in 1 Corinthians, and two thousand years of tradition. Women have always seen the veil as a deep expression of faith and reverence for the Blessed Sacrament.
    When, and why, did so many women suddenly remove their veils? Why did some nuns even burn their veils? The peculiar animosity for the veil suddenly appeared around the same time as dissent from Humanae Vitae. I wonder if the two things were connected. This is not to say that all women who fail to wear a veil are also dissidents from Catholic sexual morality, but the sudden refusal to wear the veil certainly arose at the same time that dissenting Catholics began practicing contraception. Many of them saw the removal of the veil as an external expression of freedom from Catholic teachings.

    It may be a courageous act for a woman to wear a veil today because it is an external expression of fidelity to Scripture and Tradition in all things.

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