With Passion Sunday upon us tomorrow we can feel Holy Week approaching with the Sacred Triduum, and then the beauty and joy of Easter. Purple is the renowned colour for Penance, for Lent, for Advent; a rich colour signifying waiting, sorrow and contrition.
Mantillas come in every sort of colour! This glorious purple veil is perfect for Lent and is by 'Liturgical Time' who sell their beautiful mantillas on Etsy. The infinity mantilla can double as a pretty scarf and goes over the head.
A deeper, darker purple infinity mantilla also from 'Liturgical Time'.
Stunning purple and grey lace and tulle mantilla perfect for the Holy season of Lent, by 'Peter's Bride' who have a collection of beautiful head coverings.
It is a special custom to wear a black scarf or mantilla on Good Friday and even very little ladies can join in with this practice. Here a young girl is wearing a black lace mantilla.
How the Spanish senoritas acknowledge Good Friday, a full mantilla with peineta comb and black dress to match!
'We entreat you, O God Almighty,
to regard your family graciously;
so that, as you are lavishing favour upon it, it may be rightly guided in body;
and, as you are safeguarding it, it may be protected in mind.'
From the Collect, Passion Sunday, V Sunday of Lent.