Today is Ash Wednesday and Lent has officially begun.
Already, the Lenten questions are pouring into my inbox, which prompted me to put together all essentials, resources, key dates and info needed for Lent and Easter on THIS PAGE.
I have also been getting questions on what colour veils to wear during Lent and Easter, so I will address that here.
Lent is a season of penitence and sacrifice, and if you are new to veiling, this is a good time to begin this Biblical tradition, as a powerful witness of Biblical femininity, modesty and humility.
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 veil colours to wear throughout Lent and Easter.
The liturgical colour for this period is purple, so why not wear a purple veil for Ash Wednesday and for Mass throughout Lent.
You may also choose to wear a black veil when receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday itself, and then a purple veil for other Masses during Lent.
During this period, my preferred veil style is the Infinity style.
Although the liturgical colour for this day is rose/pink, you can choose to wear either a purple veil as shown above or a white veil as shown below.
Palm Sunday is a joyous occasion, so I would switch out to a white mantilla veil.
The tone is a bit more sombre than Palm Sunday now, and a white or purple veil seems appropriate at this time. See above for veils.
A red mantilla veil is my preferred choice for this day.
However, you can also choose to wear a black veil (see below) instead.
Our Lord has been crucified, so a black veil is fitting for this mournful period.
EASTER SUNDAY AND EASTERTIDE:
He is risen!! Halleluyah!
The celebratory colour for Easter Sunday and the rest of Eastertide is gold.
My recommendation would be to go for veils in shades of cream, gold or champagne during this period. Failing any of that, a simple white mantilla veil would do.
I also like to wear veils in these colours throughout Eastertide until the Church returns back to Ordinary Time.
Whatever veil colours that you choose to wear at this time, be sure to have a happy and holy Lent/Easter season!
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!
ad Jesum per Mariam