What Traditional Catholic Mantilla Veils To Wear For Lent And Easter

Lent has officially begun and 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.

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The tone is a bit more sombre than Palm Sunday now, and a white or purple veil seems appropriate at this time.ย  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.

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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.ย  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.

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Whatever veil colours 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!

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3 thoughts on “What Traditional Catholic Mantilla Veils To Wear For Lent And Easter

  1. Hello! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on veil colors for different seasons. I was wondering if you have an online source for beautiful veils. A quick search shows some things on Etsy and Amazon, but I’d love to support an artisan and get a beautiful piece if I can. Any recommendation is much appreciated! Every blessing, Kat


  2. Hi Paige

    I see you have introduced a variety of coloured veils as options to be worn. When I was looking at purchasing a veil for myself, I was under the impression that married women wear black and spinsters wear white (as previously shown when heads of state with their spouses dresses for the Pope). Now I’m not so sure.

    Kind regards


    1. Great question, Jeanine.
      I believe I have addressed this issue before and the answers can be found in a previous article that I wrote below:

      Also, with regards in dressing for an audience with the Pope, there is a traditional dress code for the wives of Heads of States when in audience with the Pope. This dress code, I believe, is sombre attire. This means nothing flashy and so on and I think it also extends to the veil colour worn.

      This dress code is VERY different to lay people or women veiling for regular Mass.

      Hope this helps.

      God bless!


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