Thursday, 1 August 2013

Eyes toward Heaven

It is believed that not only do mantillas help one's humility towards God in a physical way, but also in a spiritual manner. When a lady is veiled she is more inclined to feel directed towards everything holy. This piece of material enshrouds her and she is able for that hour or so to leave her earthly thoughts behind and set her eyes upon Heaven.

The mantilla helps to concentrate on the sacred.

Heart upon God.

Praying at Holy Mass unaware of her surroundings.


  1. Found your wonderful blog via Defende nos in proelio :-)

    I'm Orthodox and wear a headcovering to attend services so I am loving the photos of mantillas.

  2. Thanks for this. I find that with my mantilla on I am able to concentrate better.

  3. I read some where that those pieces of lace which hang down and around you kind of enshrine you and help direct your prayer and your thoughts on the holy. God bless.