Is A Chapel Veil or Mantilla
Mandatory for Catholic Women?

veil, designs by birgit

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. Dr. Cher Springer says:

    As a convert, I have been curious as to why no one at RCIA has mentioned the veil or the Rosary. I understand the concept of the veil and would like to feel more welcome to try it. For now, I have two and I wear one when I pray at home. It is a start.

    • Birgit J says:

      Women covering their heads is a long held tradition in the Church. Once, it was considered mandatory, now we simply have the option. It is a wonderful devotion to those of us who are called. Yet, others often misunderstand. There was simply no catechisis done at the time of the change. If you follow the other posts I have shared, you will see that I took my time in discerning. Yet, the call kept coming – in little nudges and friends met. I’ll pray, that you will find what is right for you. When that happens, let no one discourage you – one way or the other. God bless!

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