As long as a lady covers her head inside a Church, many believe, it does not really matter whether it is with a lace embroidered mantilla or a raincoat hood!
Veiling shows submission first and foremost to Almighty God and it is the act of head covering to make oneself aware that He is great and we are small.
A headscarf or hood might suffice if we have no other form of head covering, but these mantillas are extraordinary!
Gold glorious gold! A vintage, gold floral pattern in black by Robin Nest Lane (details in side bar)
Intricately embroidered Wedding Veil - wholly Catholic!
Spanish style silver veil with large flowers and lace edging, also by 'Robin Nest Lane.'
Beautifully flowing white mantillas. The one with the butterfly and flowered motif is so pretty and unique.
A Russian Old Believers Bridal veil. The Old Believers separated themselves after 1666 from the Russian Orthodox Church in a protest against Church reforms brought in by Patriarch Nikon.
An exquisite pale and darker blue, lace mantilla with gorgeous roses adorning the sides. This is handmade by my friend Gail of 'Peter's Bride' on Etsy.
Late 12century veil - the beautiful and determined Queen Isabella of England.
Lastly, an extraordinary Chapel Veil case to keep your mantillas clean and safe. Isn't this one utterly perfect for Holy Mass?
'But the fruit of the Spirit is; charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity.'
Galatians 5: 22-23