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
***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.
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.