Monday, June 11, 2012
SHE LIKES HER VEIL
This little girl was recently given a veil for Mass, and she has become a great promoter of its use! She loves wearing it, even when Mass is over.
1 Corinthians 11:10 : "Therefore ought the woman to have a power over her head, because of the angels."
"Power over her head" meant a veil of some sort. It was a sign that the woman belonged to her husband and was thus a visible expression of modesty and propriety.
"Because of the angels." The angels minister to God in heaven in worship and adoration. In that heavenly worship, there is the utmost reverence and propriety. When we worship in Mass, the angels are with us. Therefore, in our Mass, the utmost reverence and propriety must be seen by the angels.
Little girls and unmarried women do not belong to a husband yet. But Saint Paul teaches other reasons for wearing the veil, and states that it is a command of the Lord, a custom of the primitive churches. It is good to start forming our women in the custom and meaning of wearing the chapel veil while they are still very young.
This little girl's enthusiasm is proof of the wisdom of that practice.