Thursday, 25 July 2013

Holy Terra!

Here is a stunning little baby, Terra, in her ivory mantilla for Holy Mass, adorned with little flower clips for extra gorgeous effect!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Beautiful Bridal Mantillas

The Holy Sacrament of Matrimony is so special that the spouses become one from that day forth and can reap graces for each other.
By covering her head with a beautiful veil, the bride shows reverence to both God and her husband-to-be.

Here are some more glorious Wedding mantillas;

A 'Juliet cap veil' originate from Romeo and Juliet's Juliet. This veil is cream floral vintage lace combined with Nottingham lace, which flows to the floor.

Such a pretty, antique veil.

Feminine lace mantilla style veil.

'Signing the register' by Edward Blair Leighton.
Modest and veiled.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Grace Therese

Grace Therese enjoys playing 'Holy Mass' at home. She dons one of her mantillas and pops her Mass bag around her neck (!), tells me she's going to Mass, and then kneels very reverently on the floor (any floor) and 'prays'. She flicks through a missal or two and  a prayer book, and then begins all over again. 

I pray she will always wear her mantillas with love and humility.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Veiling the sacred

A bride veils herself to show humility before God first, and then to her husband. 'Veiling the sacred' hiding herself and covering her hair, she is showing the world that she is giving herself to her husband alone. Women veil for some of the most important times in their lives- their First Holy Communion Day, and either their Wedding Day or their Sacred Profession day if they choose the religious life. 

Such a modest and pretty lace dress and veil!

Queen Sofia of Spain in her Wedding mantilla. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Traditional mantillas.

Mantilla; that beautiful word originates from Spain, home of the lace head veils that women have adorned their heads with, especially on high Holydays, for centuries, from around the end of the 1500s...Cooler than a hat in that warm, sultry weather, they quickly became popular and have remained so, especially within the traditional Catholic communities.
The traditional style of mantilla is held in place by a large comb called a peineta. 

During Holy Week in Spain little Spanish senoritas can be spotted wearing white lace mantillas. Aren't they stunning?

Here one can see the peineta holding the lace veil in place.

Glorious lace and roses!