Why do Catholic women wear veils at Mass?

For over 2,000 years, Catholic women have worn some kind of head covering in church. Though the particular reasons for doing so have varied (for example, modesty in the time of St. Paul), this practice has always focused on the transcendence of the place - the church, the very dwelling of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Having been given this magnificent Gift by Jesus himself, every Catholic church holds something not found anywhere else: the true, living presence of our Bridegroom, hidden under the appearance of the 

bread and wine.                                                                              

Contrary to what many believe, Vatican II never did away with this tradition. It remains a beautiful devotion whereby each woman, symbolizing the Bride of Christ, the Church, wears a veil as a visible reminder of the perfect submission of the Church to the loving rule of Christ.

"Woman, because she was created by being drawn from man's side, is constantly trying to return to him. She desires the original unity of one flesh and one bone. The desire for unity between man and woman is a mirror of the relationship between Christ and the soul. As woman longs for union with man in human relationships, she is also drawn to unity with God. He calls her to become one with Him: to come under His side and become flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone. This occurs during reception of the Eucharist. The covering of the head with a Veil symbolizes the reality of woman sheltered in the side of her Source and becoming one with Him. She becomes covered and hidden in her Divine Spouse."

                                                         - St. John Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church

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One must always remember, the choice to wear a veil is not about you but the entering of one's soul to begin the journey of corresponding with God, to climb up the mountain to be perfect that they may become the bride of the Lord, not to be as the unwise not dressed in the proper clothes, or without their lamps with oil, but prepared when He comes.  Please visit their site to purchase the most beautiful veil the Holy Spirit desires  just for you through your prayer life. 

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