I have noticed a slow resurgence of the mantilla/chapel veil in Catholic churches here in my city. I remember, as a young girl in the early 1970′s having to wear a small, round lace kerchief to mass on Sundays. At my elementary Catholic school, part of a girl’s uniform was a foldable hat to be worn to school on mass days.
I don’t remember precisely when we stopped covering our heads for church, but it happened sure enough! I wish that I could find the statement or declaration by the Magisterium that did away with the requirement of women to veil their heads for Mass.
I was able to find some facts about the practice at Fisheaters.com. I think that the mantilla is a beautiful tradition. I have read that there is a whole “movement” among some women to bring back the chapel veil at the same time that the new (old) Roman Missal Translation is instituted.
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