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“Since the ability of Francisco Guerrero is now abundantly known to all […] he shall henceforth act as master of the boys so long as: ( 1) he must teach them to read, write, and to sing the responsories, versicles, antiphons, lessons, and kalends, and other parts of divine service; (2) he shall teach them plainchant, harmony, and counterpoint, his instruction in counterpoint to include both the art of adding a melody to a plainsong and to an already existing piece of polyphonic music; (3) he shall always clothe them decently and properly, see that they wear good shoes, and ensure that their beds are kept perfectly clean; (4) he shall feed them the same food that he himself eats and never take money from them for anything having to do with their services in church or their musical instruction…” [cont’d]
— Málaga Cathedral Document (11 September 1551)

Wearing the Veil at Ordinary Form Masses?
published 14 June 2017 by Guest Author

141 Danielle Duet VEILS HAVE BEEN WEARING the chapel veil to Mass for about three years, ever since we began attending the Extraordinary Form Latin Mass. Many of the women who frequent the Latin Mass wear the veil, so it was easy for me to pick up on this tradition.

The more challenging aspect was to decide whether to wear it when attending the Ordinary Form of the Mass, since it is not as common. But after wearing the veil consistently to the Latin Mass I realized it had an important impact on my spiritual life. Our posture during Mass—such as kneeling, and the way we dress, wearing the mantilla, and so forth—are beautiful symbols of reverence and humility before God. Moreover, they give an outward reflection of what we believe as Catholics.

Now I can’t imagine going to Mass without wearing the veil. So even when I attend the Ordinary Form, I wear the veil because it is a sacred tradition for women in the Catholic Church—and I would encourage other Catholic women to do the same. It doesn’t matter if you’re the only one wearing the veil. It doesn’t matter what other people think. All that matters is what is between you and God…and if it helps to keep you in a mindset of prayer and reverence, it is most certainly a praiseworthy tradition to uphold, even in the twenty-first century.

We hope you enjoyed this guest article by Ms. Danielle Duet.

Ms. Danielle Duet, recently engaged to be married, is a young Catholic graphic artist. A beautiful wedding page has been launched, which includes an excellent explanation of the Traditional Latin Mass.