Little girls will only want to wear a mantilla for Church if their Mothers lead by their example. It is not just the wearing of the mantilla of course, it is the reason behind it, and this often shines through from the Mother onto the child. Sheer love for God, the knowledge and understanding that He is among us, that we are little, He is King.
A mantilla helps a little girl to feel reverent, like modest clothes do too.
They then desire to be holy within themselves...here a little Russian Orthodox girl lights a candle with her white scarf neatly on her head.
A beautiful lemon yellow lace mantilla by 'Robin Nest Lane', details in the side bar. A gorgeous collection of coloured, lace veils.
A small head peeps over the pew- a pale pink mantilla for this little one.
Even a toddler can feel the reverence a head covering allows.
A sweet Russian Orthodox girl wearing pure white.
Grace Therese in her white lace mantilla at a Nuptial Mass.
'Holiness is a disposition of the heart that makes us humble and little in the arms of God, aware of our weakness and confident of His Fatherly Goodness.'
St Therese of the Child Jesus.