Skip to comments.I Miss Women Wearing Hats and Veils in Church. A brief reminiscence of days gone by
Posted on 04/11/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT by Salvation
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I have a friend who wears a veil in church and she says if affords her privacy as she is praying. No distractions.
You and the monsignor ought to move to south Louisiana. While the majority of women do not wear veils or hats, they are not at all uncommon. There are even a few younger ladies (teens/twenties) I frequently see at mass with their veils.
Heck! I miss women wearing dresses to church. These days many of them show up in jeans.
Not this gal. I always wear a dress or skirt and blouse. Suit jacket when appropriate.
I remember women covering their heads in church. As young girls, we always wore hats or veils or “beanies”. The churches today that celebrate the Latin Mass are bringing back the tradition.
Last year, I had to wear a hat everyday during chemo treatments. So, when I returned to church at that time, my head was covered. We like to dress nicely for church. Around here, the Baptist churches, largely African American, have congregations that still dress nicely on Sundays, too.
My question is “If the Blessed Virgin Mary was humble enough to cover her head, then why shouldn’t we?”
Yeah, I know there’s a time-warp in my question, but is there really?
I don’t care about hats.
I care nobody’s coming anymore and nobody’s being dragged there by their parents. That churches don’t know how to drive them in from the hedges anymore. People that need to hear the gospel and understand why it’s important to them, personally.
I care that many people don’t have an overall proper reverence in general and it is reflected in how they dress, but that’s just part of it.
I live near a church in believe it or not the liberal state of New Jersey where most of the women wear veils and dresses. Though it is not my parish church I sometimes attend wearing my veil.
I’ve worn it all—hats, veils, scarves, and snoods—to services at one time or another and personally I don’t care what a woman covers her head with, even a fascinator, as long as it’s something.
But the rest of the woman’s clothing needs to be modest and somewhat “dressed up” or she look really silly. That’s the real problem, since many women don’t want to put in the effort to make sure their body is covered neatly, why would they care about covering their heads neatly either.
I’m very sorry.
I looked at hats the other day but didn’t buy.
I miss them, too, so I bought one to wear to church. Sad thing is...I was not able to wear it right away b/c of the heat. By the time I got it out, I realized I bought a small size, not a large. It doesn’t fit on my head, but is too late to return! I LOVE hats. I will buy a couple more, less heavy ones, and try again next winter! I had a gorgeous one that was lost in a move from Turkey to Germany! :(
I remember girls forgetting their hats and fastening pieces of tissue to their heads with bobbi pins.
Sales of women’s hats is growing but percentage is small.
“I have a friend who wears a veil in church and she says if affords her privacy as she is praying.”
Makes sense. Serves the same purpose as a prayer shawl. Being distracted during prayer is something Satan aims for, so whatever it takes to stay focused is positive.
Asw someone said above, I think the Latin Mass is bringing back the hats, veils and decent dressing for women.