Veiling for God


So many women are curious about veiling nowadays. 

They recognise that veiling is something  

beautiful, meaningful, even intriguing.  

Some women remember wearing veils as girls.

Some remember their mother's veil at Sunday mass. 

Some remember being handed a kerchief by a nun as they entered the church, a signal to cover in  God's home. 


The main reasons why girls and women should veil upon entering church is that veiling was never actually formally discontinued by the church. I can give you two main points to follow in this regard. The first pertains to the Holy Catholic Bible and the second to Canon Law.

There are two main entries in the Bible that address any confusion about a woman's (or girl's) need to wear a head covering. Both come directly from Saint Paul who states: 

But every woman praying or prophesying with her hear not covered, disgraceth her head: for it is all one as if she were shaven. For if a woman be not covered, let her be shorn. But, if it be a shame to a woman to be shorn or made bald, let her cover her head. 1 Cor. 11:5-7

Furthermore, Saint Paul goes on to say,

Therefore ought the woman to have power (veil) over her head, because of the (presence) of angels (at Holy Mass). 1 Cor. 11:10

So, these are the biblical bases for head coverings. It had been a practice since the time of Jesus, right up until someone got it woefully wrong and spread that error like wildfire in the late 1960's.

What began as a misunderstanding (perhaps) on the part of a journalist inquiring of a bishop whether veiling was still the norm, whose response was misconstrued as a decree that head covering - veils - were no longer required to be worn by women. This was in 1969, some four years after Vatican II had ended. When the error of understanding was finally addressed by the Vatican, women and girls, by this point, had already abandoned their veils. 

You see, it is Canon 1262, from the 1917 Code of Cannon Law that commands the use of head covering, as had been done throughout the history of the church. In the 1983 version of Canon Law, veiling is not even mentioned. Therefore, it is not addressed. This failure to address female head covering is rather odd since it is not formally terminated or addressed in any way.  Can we construe that the 1917 law pertaining to head covering remains in effect? 

I invite you to listen to these videos and (re)discover veiling.

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This is a rather long video, but very informative because it explains why we veil.

Here is another video explaining the reasons for veiling:

This video reminds of the tradition of veiling.

This young lady actually has three parts to her video discussion about veiling.
 Part II should come up after completion of Part I.


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