Sunday, 30 June 2013

Felicity Perpetua

Felicity Perpetua, one of my dear friend Heather's 11 children. She is wearing a beautiful Spanish lace mantilla for Holy Mass. May her two Patron Saints always intercede for her!

Friday, 28 June 2013

An exquisite mantilla.

My new mantilla arrived a few days ago. It is so exquisite I thought I would post the photo my husband sneakily took before Holy Mass tonight! It is a teal and blue mantilla which I was drawn to as blue has always represented Our Lady. 
The mantilla is from the charming shop 'Peter's Bride' at Etsy.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

From the Old to the New.

It will come as no surprise that veiling is centuries old. Our Lady, the perfect Jewish Mother always had her hair covered as was custom at the time. This showed purity and modesty. Through out the ages Jewish women will always cover their heads on entering the synagogue or at the Sabbath for the Friday night prayers. This is extremely poignant and special to me as it reminds me of my heritage, being fully Jewish, and then completing my Judaism by becoming a Catholic. 

Lighting the Shabbat candles, the Mother will veil and then cover her eyes when she says the prayers over the lights.

Loving the Holy- veiling before the One God. 

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Imitating our Blessed Lady Mary

There is nothing so beautiful than seeing a little girl wearing a mantilla at Holy Mass! 
They may not realise the enormity of their reverence or submission just yet but they will grow to deeply understand that to imitate Our Lady is the best imitation of all!

Grace Therese at Holy Mass!

A beautiful little girl showing reverence before God.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Veiling before God

Veiling always reminds me of when the Priest holds the Monstrance with the Humeral veil- he veils his hands to make himself forgotten, likewise I veil my head to make myself small and Christ big. To remind me over and over again that without Him, I am lost. I yearn to become little in His eyes and when at Holy Mass, my veil helps shroud me and keep my eyes directed upon Heaven...

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Return to the Sacred

To honour  Almighty God,
To give great reverence to Holy Mass,
Exalt and heal the Holy Catholic Church,
Defend the Holy Father,
Uphold the sacred Priesthood,
For the sacred honour of Motherhood and Holy Matrimony,
Bestow Our Lady's Grace upon all women,
and bring them to her most loving care.

Marie Isabella

I'm blessed with two daughters 13 yrs apart!
Marie always veils in Church too. 

Devoted to Our Lady at the tender age of two!

Our little girl, Grace Therese, always wears her mantilla for Holy Mass!

Grace also veils each year on her birthday, which falls on All Saints!
St Therese of the Child Jesu, Ora Pro nobis.
Grace's 1st Birthday.

Grace's 2nd Birthday.