Well, obviously I was born after head covering was given up. And my mother is a convert so she's never owned let alone worn a mantilla in her life. My father is well...male and he's never mentioned whether or not his mother veiled. Even to this day. It's never come up.
It never even clicked as to why brides or first communicants wear veils either. Call it preggo brain.
That is until I saw that women DO cover their heads in Mass. And then gleefully I started experimenting/discerning the call to do so myself.
|Pregnant me experimenting with a scarf I had on hand.|
|Headcoverings Back in the Day. I've since revamped the stash.|
|Me in a home made snood at my second son's baptism (2012)|
|Home made snoods|
|Another lady at my 2nd son's baptism. Identity unknown. See. Not the only one until recently.|
I discovered that other people at my previous parish headcover. But at my current parish in London, Ontario run by discalced Carmelites, I'm it. I'm American in case you're wondering. It's why the priest, whose not Canadian either and I assume is Indian, asked me if I was Amish. Snoods don't help make me look really Catholic. I'm currently discerning whether to take up the brown scapular so I'd appreciate your prayers on that account. And if you are discerning the veil or head covering of some type, I'll be happy to offer up a few for you as well (just leave the request in the com box even if it's anonymous).
|Random pre-Mass picture|
|Mary, Queen of Heaven, pray for those discerning the veil.|