There is a resurgence and revival of the long-standing tradition of veiling and reverence in correlation to increased love, adoration and faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist.
You can go to our Veils by Eucharistic Adoration ordering centre by clicking here to place an order.
Veils are considered sacramentals because they help us lift our hearts and minds to God. As such, a veil can be blessed by a priest in the same way that a rosary or a holy image can be blessed.
Women of all ages enjoy the special feeling, sense of honour and devotion, and graces they experience when they wear a veil to adoration or Mass. Wearing a veil is a beautiful, quiet witness to the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist… it is also a stylish and wonderful conversation starter.
Many are not aware that until 1983, the Code of Canon Law made it mandatory for women to wear their heads covered in Church. While the current Code does not require or mention this, veiling is still a tradition of the Church and a personal devotion that inspires and builds reverence. Sacred Scripture refers to this custom and it is part of our Jewish and Christian inheritance.
Veils make great gifts that can last a lifetime.
Veils can be worn for daily Mass, for Sunday Mass and special occasions, including First Holy Communion and Confirmation. They help to make us feel like we are wearing our “Sunday best” to Mass. By veiling for Mass and adoration we give silent witness that Jesus deserves being dressed up specially for. After all, are in the Presence of, and receiving in Holy Communion, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
We offer a selection of veils, mostly lace, in various styles, shapes and colours. They make great gifts and it is often the men who buy them for their loved ones.
Please go to our Veils by Eucharistic Adoration gift shop here to place an order.
We provide white or ivory veils for First Holy Communion, traditional, tulle, signature floral rose chantilly lace, genuine French lace, authentic Spanish lace mantillas, classic stretch lace, and infinity/eternity veils. Accessories of non-slip clips and satin veils carrying bags are also offered on our website.
Jesus and pursuing a life of holiness are reasons why women want to veil. Our Blessed Mother still has her head covered with a veil when she appears throughout the centuries…
TIPS FOR CHOOSING VEILS
- “Glorify God in your body” (St. Paul). Select a beautiful veil because God created beauty. He deserves the best. It’s fine to look good in a veil – Mary does.
- If you need to mortify your vanity, choose a veil that you are indifferent to.
- Considering the materials, time and labour, these veils are reasonably priced.
- Your purchase supports those who labour with love to make these veils and our apostolate for the establishment of adoration. You can buy more than one veil.
READY TO START WEARING A VEIL?
- Wear it with love and the desire to bring souls to Jesus. Keep focused on Him.
- Don’t think you’re right and others are wrong. This is a personal devotion and is no longer required by the Church.
- Give it a try. Remember, modesty is attractive and promotes holiness.
- Give them as gifts.
WHAT IS THE THEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF VEILS?
The sermon in this video explains the theological significance of veiling. Here is a transcript of the section where the priest speaks specifically about women wearing veils:
We’ve talked about the meaning of the bridal veil before… the bridal veil signifies the submission of this particular woman to the loving care of her husband. It signifies her trust, her confidence in his Christ-like leadership. It signifies that she has chosen to follow him as a loving partner and companion. It also signifies that he has been specifically consecrated to handle that sacred vessel – to safely touch that ark – and that’s something mysterious and beautiful.
But that doesn’t explain why little girls would wear a veil, does it? It doesn’t explain why professed virgins, nuns, religious sisters would wear veils, does it? Obviously, the mystical symbolism of a veil goes far, far beyond the relationship of one particular woman and one particular man. What does it mean? What sort of a mystery is presented us when we see a woman veiled before the altar?
It’s a very great mystery. Like Our Lady, every Catholic woman, as a woman, is a living icon of the church. So when she veils herself here, in the presence of Our Lord, it’s a visible reminder for all of the spousal relationship – the bridal relationship – between the Church and Christ.
That relationship between the Church and Christ is a very deep mystery, indeed. So whenever we see a veiled woman here, before the altar, be she six or be she sixty, it’s a visible reminder for all of us of this spousal relationship, this bridal relationship between Christ and His Church.
And because the veil also signifies the submission of the bride to the loving care of her husband, it means that the veil of a Catholic woman is also a visible reminder of the perfect submission of the Church to the loving rule of Christ.
The veil is a visual sermon, it’s a visual statement, it’s a public proclamation before the Lord that He IS the Lord and that we love Him and that we are ready to obey him. It’s a totally counter-cultural statement proclaiming obedience in the midst of a culture that is totally permeated with this attitude of “I will not serve.”
That, in any age, but especially in ours, is a very great mystery indeed.
End of transcript.
Women are free to follow the Blessed Virgin Mary’s beautiful example of veiling for Mass and Eucharistic adoration. As Queen of Heaven and earth and His and Our Mother, Jesus adorns her as a model of interior and exterior feminine perfection in modesty, the safeguard of chastity.
DOES WEARING A VEIL SHOW CHARITY? COULD IT BE AN ACT OF MERCY?
“There can be no danger of excess in our care for this mystery, for ‘in this sacrament is recapitulated the whole mystery of our salvation'” (Pope St. John Paul II).
Some women may be concerned about what other people will think if they veil. Others may wonder if they should do anything that draws attention to themselves. However, wearing a veil at Mass or anytime you find yourself in the Presence of the Eucharist in the tabernacle or in the monstrance, may be showing mercy and charity.
Have you ever pondered how wearing the veil as well as receiving Holy Communion on the tongue, or kneeling for Holy Communion, or any other act of reverence for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist could silently instruct or indirectly comfort the sorrowful of heart or help to boost others in their faith and hope and charity?
By quietly but visibly acknowledging the Real Presence, we show that God is here! He is really, truly, substantially present in the Most Blessed Sacrament – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity! Jesus in every consecrated Host is not a symbol! We believe and that is why we veil in His Presence!
One sign of respect for men is to remove their hats. All of us can make an act of humbling ourselves, acknowledging that we are in the presence of the Almighty.
We can instruct others silently, by our witness… by our faith and by every act of reverence that we make toward our most precious Saviour Jesus in the Eucharist.
May the flame of love for Jesus that burns in your heart, soul, mind and strength grow! By wearing the veil, you are pointing to Jesus.
To see and order veils, please go to our Veils by Eucharistic Adoration gift shop here.
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