Wearing the Veil- an important update!
Since I posted my spiritual journey with Our Blessed Mother, and wearing the veil, a lot has happened in my life, and Jesus has led me in ways I never imagined! I have no doubt that it is because I have placed myself wholly and completely in the hands of My Mother Mary, and wearing the veil has been an important “visible sign” of that.
I am humbled, grateful, and full of praise for what Jesus has done for me, and in me, and if I haven’t said it enough, I am saying it again…. If you go to Our Mother, this beautiful all-loving Mother who Jesus has given to us, and who He has bestowed great grace and power upon, if you run to her as a child, who doesn’t even know or understand what she needs, but is in full trust…you too will be transformed! The prayer of the rosary, consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, wearing the veil in spiritual solidarity with Mary has literally transformed me. I have tears in my eyes right now as I write this, tears of gratitude and love because I know full well my poverty, and how undeserving I am of this Mother who brings us closer to Jesus.
But that is the beauty of a gift, my friends! The gift of knowing and loving Jesus, possessing Jesus, is a gift that not one of us deserves, no one except Mary, and so in going to her, and giving her whatever we have to give, she “dresses it up” and presents it, all beautiful, to Jesus. Who would not want a mother like that, who can do that for us??
If you followed my posts this past Lent, Wearing the Veil—A Spiritual Journey with Our Lady, then you know that when I began the journey inspired by Mary, there were twists and turns, and revelations. In fact, at times I really “struggled” with it, but I have later understood that this is all a normal part of prayer, and spiritual progress. Prayer can definitely be a struggle.
Now, after wearing the veil to Mass and Adoration, for over half a year, I cannot imagine myself not wearing it!
But the point of this post is to tell you about an idea that my friend, Cheryle, and I had, and I must tell you that we were both inspired by Our Blessed Mother at the same time without the other knowing. So, I truly feel this is an inspiration of Mary. We decided to provide veils and invite ladies to wear them. And then our pastor, Father Jacob, graciously approved and encouraged a promotion of wearing the veil, and so we discovered that on December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, there is a nationwide “Wear the Veil Day”. So, in honor of Our Mother Mary’s feast day, and in order to encourage more reverence to Jesus, we will be providing in our parish free, handmade, inexpensive veils to any ladies, or girls who wish to try one. If a lady decides it is not for her, then she can simply put it back in the basket at Church for someone else. If someone wants to purchase a very lovely veil, we recommend, Veils by Lily. You can also get much more information there.
I hope that you will pray and ponder if this is something you feel called to. If you want to go back and read about my spiritual journey with wearing the veil, you will find it on this blog, beginning with part one. You are invited to wear the veil to honor Jesus, and model Mary at mass on December 8th!
May the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary.