It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Advent is not only the wonderful lead-up towards Christmas, but it also marks the end of Ordinary Time and the start of the liturgical year in the Catholic church.
In addition to all the wonderful ADVENT/CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS and ADVENT/CHRISTMAS ESSENTIALS, a great way to celebrate this season, while acting as a silent and powerful witness of Biblical femininity, modesty and humility, is to wear the veil.
And just as we change our clothing with the seasons, we can also change our veils with the season, witnessing through the veil colours that we choose to wear.
So, here are my recommendations on the types of veils to wear throughout Advent and Christmastide.
1ST AND 2ND SUNDAYS OF ADVENT:
The liturgical colour for this period is purple, so I recommend wearing a purple veil at this time.
During this period, I also prefer the infinity veil over a regular mantilla veil as the enclosed style offers more privacy and a sense of increased contemplation and intimacy with God, as we await the birth of His Son.
3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT:
This Sunday is also called Gaudete Sunday.
The message for this period is JOY and the liturgical colour is pink or rose.
Wearing a pink veil at this time is fitting for the season.
4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT:
And we are back to the liturgical colour, purple, again.
Feel free to break out those purple veils, as shown above.
This Sunday is when I am more likely to wear a regular mantilla veil, instead of the infinity style like I would wear for the first two Sundays of Advent.
The open design focuses my attention on the eager anticipation of our Lord’s birth.
Our Lord is born! Joy to the world, so, tell of that joy by wearing a celebratory veil colour.
The liturgical colour at this time is gold, so I recommend going for cream, gold or champagne coloured veils, which I feel are most appropriate for the season.
Some people prefer to wear red veils now, but I personally limit the use of red veils to Easter period.
Others like to wear veils in another festive colour – green. However, this colour just doesn’t seem celebratory enough for the coming of the King, to me.
How long do you wear the Christmas veil for?
I am a big fan of wearing the veil in the Christmas-themed colour for every Sunday during Christmastide until Epiphany.
Others may choose to wear theirs until the Church returns to Ordinary Time again.
Not feeling any of the above veils? Then view more Veils For Mass.
Whatever veil colours that you choose to wear at this time, be sure to have a happy and holy Advent/Christmas season!
Our Lady, Mater Dei and Theotokos, pray for us!
ad Jesum per Mariam