This week I’d like to share the experiences from those who do veil. I’m very thankful to all the woman who took the time to answer my questions. The experiences they share about wearing a veil doesn’t seem to be done justice by words alone. So inspired by the words of these ladies and the Holy Spirit I’ve decided to try veiling out for myself. My third and final post about veiling will be my experience veiling as well as not veiling. I may not decide to veil in the end but I will have a new appreciation for those for do. (Picture by CheeMusic)
- where did you first learn about veiling?
- what made you decide to start wearing a veil?
- where do you buy your veil?
- How long have you been wearing a veil?
- Do you wear a veil to every Mass?
- Do you think little girls should veil and why?
- Can you share any good resources ( websites, books, YouTube videos) that share your love for veiling?
- Do you have family or friends who don’t veil? Do they support your decision to wear a veil?
where did you first learn about veiling? – First learned about veiling from a dear friend, Claudia what made you decide to start wearing a veil? my Marian Consecration on Dec 8 helped me with the decision where do you buy your veil? -The Marian Consecration leader bought a few veils and provided the opportunity to buy them from her. Also Veils by Lily is a good place. How long have you been wearing a veil? -Since Dec 8, 2017 Do you wear a veil to every Mass? -I think I have worn it to mass with the exception of one time. Do you think little girls should veil and why? -Sure, why not? Can you share any good resources (websites, books, YouTube videos) that share your love for veiling? -I hope to create a music video one day showcasing the veil. I’m still a novice at understanding the reasons to veil at mass, however, it helps me focus more often during mass. Do you have family or friends who don’t veil? Do they support your decision to wear a veil? -I haven’t asked. I think it is a personal decision.
where did you first learn about veiling? On a theology of the body retreat what made you decide to start wearing a veil? I was single at the time, and a friend related it to me using bridal imagery and walking down the aisle to join my groom. Since then, my veil wearing has transitioned to more of a reminder. It helps me to focus and hides distractions from my view
where do you buy your veil? My first veil belonged to my great grandmother. Since then i have gotten them from various gift shops and online veil stores How long
have you been wearing a veil? For a year, then 8 years off, then again now for 4/5 months
Do you wear a veil to every Mass? I wear a veil to every Mass and anytime in front of the Blessed Sacrament
Do you think little girls should veil and why? I give my girls the option. The Veil is a personal devotion and so i do not force it. I take a veil for each of them each opportunity, but they have the option of wearing or not.
Can you share any good resources (websites, books, YouTube videos) that share your love for veiling? Most of my learning comes from word of mouth experience…. i am in search of a prayer for when I put my veil on (if you happen upon one) VeilsbyLilyFAQ
Do you have family or friends who don’t veil? Do they support your decision to wear a veil? None of my family veils. None have ever expressed an opinion on it….
I always knew about veiling because I grew up Catholic and older women in my family would talk about it sometimes. I’ve been wearing a veil since going to Latin Mass, and I wanted to fit in. The reason is not any deeper than that. This has been going on for about 6 months. I only wear it at Latin Mass. I don’t make the girls wear them, but they wanted to. I don’t really have an opinion on little girls veiling. I think they like to because the veils are generally pretty (makes them feel like a princess). We had one veil as a gift and the rest we bought from Amazon. I am the only family member that veils, but most of our friends at Latin Mass veil. I don’t really know how many friends outside of Latin Mass veil, it isn’t a question that I ask generally. I don’t think many do though. I don’t know if people care if I veil, again this isn’t an issue that has come up. I think people can have really heated discussions on the internet about veiling but in real life I really haven’t had any major occurrences.
Yes I do veil. I always thought it was beautiful when women veiled, but felt I wasn’t “pious” enough to do it myself. After meeting many people who DID wear a veil, and switching from my old parish to one that much more orthodox-and veil friendly- I started to consider wearing one. It took me like 6 months to get up the courage, but I just kept feeling an urge, a call. I researched the practice and realized it was never actually “abolished” but more of a misinterpretation of Vatican 2 changes. I learned of the beauty of honoring Mary, and more importantly Jesus, by wearing a veil. I learned about how it’s biblical that women should cover their heads- i forget the verses but I can find them if u want. So I decided to try wearing one. I felt stupid at first- like everyone was looking at me- which was not the case(and was kinda vanity…)! In time, I have found I feel naked in church without a veil. I feel guilty when I choose not to wear one- which I do in times when I think it will cause too much of a disturbance- like a cousins wedding. My immediate family(husband and children) do support my decision and many of my daughters veil as well. I make it their choice, but I do strongly encourage them to. My extended family thinks I’m a bit over the top in my faith, and wearing the veil just confirms it:) I wouldn’t say they are opposed- just apathetic.
I also like how my veil kinda puts me in “mass mode”. Like part of a uniform u put on for a job- just puts u in the proper frame of mind.
Yes I do veil. First learned of it by seeing other women veil. I started veiling to feel closer to God and to be able to focus more on Him. I bought my veil from a lady at church that makes them. I’ve been veiling for prob about 2 years now. I do not wear my veil to every Mass bc sometimes I forget. My little girls do wear a veil, I think it’s god to help teach them a way to be very reverent and to try to focus more. I have no resources besides fb group of women who Veil. I do have many friends that don’t veil but they totally support my decision. I’m a convert so I’m the only catholic in my family.