Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wear a Mantilla


People don't like to hear this, but the mantilla is a symbol and a reminder that a woman is under the leadership (paternity/authority) and protection of her husband.  A woman's hair is her honor.  It is veiled in His Eucharistic presence.  The covered head is a symbol of modesty, womanhood, maternity and sanctity.  This is why the Madonna is veiled, why our sisters are veiled and why our brides and daughters on the day of their on their First Holy Communion are veiled. 


  1. I'm curious - are mantillas and hats more common in Rome? Are they required in any churches in Rome?

  2. Try this in a german parish-church...
    Oh dear!
    You'll fell very uncomfortable... something like ET or a clown who bursts into a funeral or so...