Friday, August 21, 2015

Veils and Mantillas Review and Giveaway, ends 9/3/15 #VeilsAndMantillas




I am Roman Catholic.  I attended Saint Michael's Catholic School.  I wore saddle oxfords and a blue plaid skirt and every morning at Mass, I wore a small plaid "beanie" to cover my head.

Over the past few years, I've noticed that a lot of women were no longer wear head coverings or veils. However, when I began attending St. Frances Cabrini, I began seeing more and more women wearing the veil or mantilla at Mass.

When I came across a company called Veils and Mantillas I was intrigued.  Their beautiful veils brought back so many memories.  I knew I wanted to get one.

Why?  Because I am drawn toward my Faith more and more each day.  For me, the veil is a sign of reverence and obedience.  How do I feel when I wear it?  I feel closer to G-d.  Closer to Jesus.  I feel closer to the Eucharist and the Liturgy.

I also feel protected and very blessed to be able to freely worship.

I spoke about these things to Teresa Preiss who designs and sews the veils.  She very generously made a veil for me and agreed to allow me to share it with you. 





I received a very beautiful Lavender Veil trimmed in white lace.  It arrived in a sheer organza bag along with a booklet explaining the veil and why it is worn in Church.


I chose lavender because it is a subtle, delicate colour and that appealed to me.  I requested the large because I have thick curly hair and knew I'd need a larger size.





I didn't take any photos inside the church -- I thought that was improper. I think you can see how the veil drapes and covers the head and falls on the shoulders.

The veil comes down to mid-back on me (but I'm only 5' 3").  I am so very pleased with it.






FROM THE WEBSITE:

This exquisite Handmade long lace veil in size Large, made from a light weight floral lace with white scalloped edges, gently frames the face. It is a traditional D-shape Catholic church veil that gracefully falls mid-way down the back on most women.

This mantilla veil is soft and Light weight for your comfort, and it comes with a beautiful protective veil bag for dust-free, snag-free, and wrinkle-resistant storage.
It is also available in a variety of other colors.

***Material: All new material, 100% polyester lace
***Color: Lavender
***Dimensions: 50” wide 24” long

***Veil Care: Hand wash cold with gentle soap. Squeeze gently and lay flat to dry. Medium iron if necessary.





Each veil comes with a booklet that examines the wearing of the veil.  It is very enlightening and I learned much from reading it.

Every Friday, Teresa offers "Freebie Friday" -- just comment on the photo for your chance to win the Veil / Mantilla of the week!

Teresa has also very generously offered one of my readers the opportunity to win a veil of their choice (excluding the Exquisite Mantilla and Guadalupe Mantilla found on amazon.com).





Just follow the entry instructions below for your chance to win.

Open to USA only, 16+, No PO Boxes, please. All entries will be verified. Giveaway ends on 9/3/15. One winner.

DISCLOSURE:
I received a veil for the purpose of review.  All opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.




20 comments:

Alison Gibb said...

I would love the Large Royal Blue Spanish Style Mantilla!! These are gorgeous!!

Misty said...

I would love the Black Rectangle Mantilla Veil. We are a large Catholic family. My sister-in-law is a cloistered nun.

spock7005 said...

Oh, these are just lovely! I like to cover my head, too. I would choose the same as you - the Lavender Veil in Large. So nice, and gives such a prayerful mood! scain54(at)aol(com)

Natalie B. said...

These are beautiful! My favorite is the Light Blue Small Veil. Thank-you!

Ken Ohl said...

I love the large pink spanish style. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

K Davis said...

The veil is lovely and you are lovely wearing it.

Dolorosa said...

The Bible tells us that women should cover their heads in church and the veils are so beautiful that I would love to have a Silver Black Spanish Veil Mantilla, Lace Rose.

Dolorosa said...

I would love one in Silver Black Spanish Mantillas Veil, Lace Rose

Barb Miller said...

I like the Spanish brown mantilla

E-Wok said...

White Spanish mantila latge

Valerie Re said...

Royal blue Spanish mantilla large

rose*art said...

I would love to win a veil for my birthday, which is September 5th. The Medium Brown style Mantilla.

Pootie said...

They are all so beautiful, it's hard to pick a favorite! I do really like the plum purple rectangle :)

Adriana Saucedo said...

I would love the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mantilla.

Evans S said...

I would get the Brown Spanish style Mantilla

Danielle Royalegacy said...

If I won, I think I would like to get the Medium Lavender veil, like what you got. It would be perfect for Advent and Lent.

Laurie Murley said...

I would love to have the Pink on White Mantill Rose


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Rebecca Johnson said...

I would just love the Black Spanish Style Mantilla Large But that Our Lady of Guadalupe Veil is beautiful!

Mom Knows Best said...

These are very pretty. I know little about these though.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I'd love to win the Black Rectangle Mantilla Veil.