When women and girls veil it is not to draw attention to themselves but to draw attention to God and that in turn makes them even more beautiful and radiant. Mantillas are beautiful works of art in themselves. They are a unique and attractive way that God sets girls apart and shows how precious they are. The beauty of the lace conceals and amplifies, or make better, the beauty of the girl wearing it.
Traditionally, young and unmarried girls wore white mantillas, and married women and widows wore black. However, today there are so many colors to choose from. Many different styles, colors, shapes, and variations of mantillas exist but all for the same purpose, to veil the sacred and special. Until recently, everything in the Church that was most special was veiled in exquisite lace and quality fabrics. The most decorative veils were reserved for the Tabernacle, where Christ is present in the Eucharist, and the precious vessels that hold the consecrated Hosts for Communion, which is also the living Jesus.
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