Catholic Women Veiling 101
Explaining The Devotion To Children

Birgit J

Birgit Jones is a ‘slightly 60,’ passionately pro-life, cradle Catholic. She and her Catholic convert husband, Rick, have been married for 40+ years. Frequent visits from their four adult children and 9 living grandchildren eliminate any fear of an empty nest. Birgit can also be found on Catholic Stand and her Facebook fan page Designs by Birgit.

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5 Responses

  1. Malani says:

    Hello! Thank- you for sharing this. I would love to share this with my CCD class & Parish. Does this come in a printed brochure/card? If not, may I have your permission to print it & give it to Catholic parents , families ( if my Parish Priest will allow this) ? I love wearing the mantilla/ veil . I have been wearing it for 12 years. It is a beautiful devotion. It reminds me of His true presence & the gift of my feminity from Our Lord. I was a bit anxious wearing it at first , i was the only one. Then I ask the Lord for courage & deep humility . Jesus, I trust in you! 🙂 now I have seen more women in our Parish veiling during the Holy Mass. I hope more girls will , too. Ave Maria! God Bless you for your ministry !

    • Birgit J says:

      So glad that you found this helpful. Yes, I give you permission to print and share. Please make sure it has my name and the web address on the page. That is my only requirement.

      I’m the only one who wears a veil, unless my daughter comes. Maybe I will take your example and ask my priest if I can share with my parish. I know they probably wonder why I practice this devotion. We started over 4 years ago from the prompting of the Holy Spirit. You can find more of my articles about veiling throughout the pages of this blog.

  2. Errin says:

    This is a fantastic article. I fell away from the Church a few years ago and have only recently come back. Veiling was something I felt called to do despite being the only woman who does it in my rural parish. This article explains everything I feel about why I veil. Thank you so much.

    • Birgit J says:

      First I’d like to say ‘welcome back’! So happy you found your way. Yes, veiling is a call that is persistent for some women – myself and adult daughter included. We are usually the only ones to veil, no matter which parish we attend within our diocese. After seven years, I think everyone is just used to seeing us. In any case, I’m happy to have made the decision and haven’t regretted it. The spiritual benefits far outweigh my inclination to dislike being noticed. To God the glory!

  3. Alice Burke says:

    About a year ago, I heard the Lord speak to my heart. “Go back to church.” (I did.) Then a few months ago, I heard the same voice say “Start praying your rosary again.” (I did.) And then a few weeks ago, I heard the same voice. “Cover your head.” (I did.) This past weekend was my first time wearing a veil since my childhood. I am the only one at present in our church who veils. I must admit, I was scared to death. But then I realized, it was the fear of what others think of me, not what GOD thinks of me. I felt closer to Blessed Mother ad to Jesus in church this week and realized that what THEY think of me is all that matters. I’m planning to veil until I return home to Jesus. Peace be with you all. <3

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