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Infused Knowledge ^ | 4-10-10 | Rachel Gray

Posted on 09/25/2010 9:41:58 AM PDT by mlizzy

iVeil by Rachel Gray... It was partly because of the veils that I loved the TLM more than the regular Mass. My distracted mind is incapable of the kind of worship I'd like to render, but every little bit helps.

However, now my behavior was inconsistent. Our Lord is just as present and just as worthy of adoration at a Novus Ordo Mass (although the NO Mass does not demonstrate this fact nearly as well), but I was veiling only on Sundays and not for the other six Masses of the week.

Of course this was because there weren't very many women wearing veils at the NO Masses, and I was worrying: What will people think? My great fear was that folks would see me walk in with a veil and think that I was making some grand STATEMENT, something like "Tradition rules and you're all Novus Ordo heretics!" or, "I wear a mantilla and I am holier than thou," or else, "The Bible says to cover your head, sinner!" or even just "Pay attention to me!" I wasn't an older woman who could claim to be nostalgic for the customs of my youth, nor was I from Korea or the Philippines or some place where veils are more common. I was young and a recent convert from a casual jeans-wearing Evangelical denomination; everyone would know I was self-consciously and deliberately adopting a tradition that had never been mine before. I was afraid people would snort, "What does she think she's doing?"

(Excerpt) Read more at oiboyz.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: catholic; gray; tlm; veiling
Great article by a gifted Catholic writer (with a super sense of humor) ... h/t to my friend in California, Jim Aroo, for telling me about Rachel's writings ...
1 posted on 09/25/2010 9:42:01 AM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

Veils, ever so slowly, are starting to make a comeback.


2 posted on 09/25/2010 9:44:54 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: vladimir998
Anyone here old enough to remember attending Mass before school (parochial school of course) and not having a scarf to wear, so substituting a kleenex?
3 posted on 09/25/2010 9:49:10 AM PDT by pepperdog (The Primaries are where we defeat the RINOs!)
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To: mlizzy

I like wearing a veil. It feels sheltered and enclosed when praying after communion, just me and the Presence.


4 posted on 09/25/2010 10:00:57 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: pepperdog

Yes. Attached with the black bobby pin!


5 posted on 09/25/2010 10:01:36 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: vladimir998; OpusatFR
2. There's zero temptation to wear anything grungy, sleeveless, or low cut-- it'd look weird with a veil.
I get upset sometimes with the dress (or lack thereof) of so many at Mass, yet I never see this type of disrespect at a TLM.
6 posted on 09/25/2010 10:16:43 AM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: mlizzy

Wouldn’t a veil normally cover the face???


7 posted on 09/25/2010 10:29:20 AM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: pepperdog
not having a scarf to wear, so substituting a kleenex?

. . . if the nuns didn't catch you! ;-)

8 posted on 09/25/2010 10:35:40 AM PDT by maryz
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To: pepperdog

The sins of prior generations led God to chastise us with Vatican II.


9 posted on 09/25/2010 10:42:19 AM PDT by cmj328 (Charlie Baker is the greatest of evils.)
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To: Iscool
Not these. There are lots of kinds of veils: brides (some anyway) walk down the aisle with a layer of tulle from the veil over the face; widows' weeds (which I've only seen in movies or read about) have veils that cover the face.

The veils she's talking about are just triangles of lace -- two are shown in the picture if you'll scroll up. The pictures are from behind, but you can see (especially the girl on the left) that the face isn't covered.

10 posted on 09/25/2010 10:43:08 AM PDT by maryz
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To: mlizzy
A picture from these two previous threads:

 
But things changed dramatically around 1970. The photo above was taken in 1969 at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Canton, Massachusetts. It was the end of an era.

Adore the Lord in Holy Attire – On Proper Dress for Mass
Adore the Lord in Holy Attire – On Proper Dress for Mass

11 posted on 09/25/2010 10:49:44 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Oops -- try these;

Adore the Lord in Holy Attire – On Proper Dress for Mass
Adore the Lord in Holy Attire – On Proper Dress for Mass

12 posted on 09/25/2010 10:54:50 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Thanks Salvation. Beautiful photograph. Wow, things have surely changed.


13 posted on 09/25/2010 11:02:19 AM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: pepperdog; mlizzy; Iscool; maryz
Here's the Technically Permissible but Inappropriate Substitutes for the Mantilla from one always-interesting Shrine of the Holy Whapping website:

1. Doily
2. Baseball cap with "I (Heart) Hans Kung" on it
3. Black bandanna with skulls and crossbones (unless it's November 2)
4. Wig (unsuccessful marketing campaign: "The Stealth Mantilla.")
5. Balloon animal hat
6. Cardinal's galero
7. Hard hat with beer cans strapped to the sides.
8. Phrygian cap (1789 was a bad year)
9. Rubber Nixon mask (JFK might be permissible in some circles)
10. Spiked helmet (unless you are a girl Hohenzollern, and if so, my apologies.)
11. Lampshade
12. Ninja facemask
13. Urban Sombrero
14. Souvenir Statue of Liberty crown
15. Whatever that thing Subcommandante Marcos is always wearing
16. Man's toupee
17. Inverted tupperware container
18. Plastic shopping bag
19. Full-body gorilla costume
20. Deep-sea diving bell

Also, if you have no hair, a mantilla is unnecessary: so please, no using double-sided tape to stick it to your baby's head.

14 posted on 09/25/2010 11:14:05 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Mammalia Primatia Hominidae Homo sapiens. Still working on the "sapiens" part.)
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To: pepperdog

Catholic girl’s school here. Blue and white uniforms, but white uniforms and white gloves on First Friday. Saddle shoes. Raiding Holy Wafers when running wild.


15 posted on 09/25/2010 11:19:17 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Mrs. Don-o
LOL! In our school, we were pushing it dangerously by wearing a headscarf! (Remember the uproar when Jackie Kennedy attended a summer Mass on the Cape wearing a headscarf? Nothing to what we got!)
16 posted on 09/25/2010 12:39:21 PM PDT by maryz
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To: mlizzy

Ahh the Muslims love it


17 posted on 09/25/2010 12:40:41 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7; mlizzy
Aah but Lady Gaga ab-hijabba-lootly can not stand it...
18 posted on 09/25/2010 1:09:15 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Mammalia Primatia Hominidae Homo sapiens. Still working on the "sapiens" part.)
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To: pepperdog

Kleenex attached with Bobbi-pins, by my Aunt.

“What do you mean you didn’t bring a hat for church?”

;-)


19 posted on 09/25/2010 1:46:37 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: BunnySlippers
And responding “deo gratias” (Thanks be to God) to “ite missa est” (go the Mass is ended) with more feeling than one should! Oh, we were so bad!
20 posted on 09/25/2010 2:41:56 PM PDT by pepperdog (The Primaries are where we defeat the RINOs!)
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To: maryz
When I was about in 3rd grade, hatless and scaredy-like, I once cut a circle out of notebook paper and put it on my head. Did I look like a dork!!
21 posted on 09/25/2010 4:54:29 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Mammalia Primatia Hominidae Homo sapiens. Still working on the "sapiens" part.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

LOL! There, there . . . God loves dorks, too! :)


22 posted on 09/25/2010 5:01:01 PM PDT by maryz
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To: maryz

Fortunately for us all!!


23 posted on 09/25/2010 5:02:07 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Mammalia Primatia Hominidae Homo sapiens. Still working on the "sapiens" part.)
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