Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Little drops of grace

It is especially sweet to see a little girl wearing her mantilla for Holy Mass. Most of them enjoy the lace veil and wear it with love for Jesus even at such a young and tender age. 
Teaching them to honour God in this humble way will invoke devotion and modesty whilst in Church and towards Christ. 

My little daughter, Grace Therese, 3, wearing one of her mantillas.

A small Chapel veil from Rosa Mystica Mantillas.
This mantilla ties under the chin for assurance of position!

A sweet lace mantilla which cleverly fixes on the back of the hair so little one cannot fiddle! From Etsy.

My dear friend Heather's daughter, Shannon, with three of her siblings just before Holy Mass.

A beautiful pale pink mantilla with flower...this one ties at the back of the neck for firmer hold. From Etsy.

A sweet young girl hearing Holy Mass in India- the bright red scarf covering her head modestly.

'A pure soul is like a fine pearl. As long as it it hidden in it's shell, at the bottom of the sea, no one thinks of admiring it. But if you bring it into the sunshine, the pearl will shine and attract all eyes. Thus the pure soul, which is hidden from the eyes of the world, will one day shine before the Angels in the sunshine of eternity.'

St John Marie Vianney

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Holy Orders

Veiling has always been part of what defined a lady who gave herself to Christ through Holy Orders. Very sadly, not all orders continue to veil, but many still do. They cover their heads for a similar reason as other women do; to show humility, devotion and submission to God - they have rid themselves of earthly habits and offer little sacrifices for Our Dear Lord. 

Dominican Sisters in the 1950s

A young postulant.

Sister Benedict from the Gospel of Life Order.

Entering the Carmel in Australia. 

'Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?
St Gerard Majella

Saturday, 2 November 2013

All Saints

All Saints is a beautiful feast day as we commemorate *all* the Saints in Heaven. Every Catholic gets to celebrate their own Patron(s) and all the other thousands of heroic and devout Catholics who, by their example, can help us to lead more holy lives.

Our youngest daughter, Grace Therese was 3 on All Saints. Here she is dressed for her Patroness, the Little Flower, veiled and holy!

An array of Saints; St Elizabeth of Hungary, Two Little Flowers of Jesu, St Bernadette, Blessed Theresa of Calcutta - all these exemplary female Saints wore veils of some sort to maintain their modesty and purity.

May all the Blessed Saints in Heaven pray for us now and evermore!