SAN ANTONIO - where can I buy a veil?
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Anyone know a place LOCALLY where I can buy a veil to wear to Mass?

THK - does the book store you work at sell them? Or am I remembering wrong?

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dakotamidnight Wrote:THK - does the book store you work at sell them? Or am I remembering wrong?

I don't work at the Christ the King store anymore, but you can buy them there.

Here's their website
. There are two locations: one on I-35 and 1604, and one on I-10 and Wurzbach.

Also, don't forget that if you're seeking just to fulfill the headcovering custom of the Church, you can wear a hat or a scarf. The mantilla is more of a Latin/Mediterranean custom than an Anglo-Saxon one. I think hats were even the custom in pre-Vatican II Argentina.... but then again, maybe that's just my perception from watching Evita too many times.
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My wife has used doilies (I hope that is spelled that correctly) in the past. They are inexpensive, and can be bought at a fabric shop.
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The_Harlequin_King Wrote:
dakotamidnight Wrote:THK - does the book store you work at sell them? Or am I remembering wrong?

I don't work at the Christ the King store anymore, but you can buy them there.

Here's their website
. There are two locations: one on I-35 and 1604, and one on I-10 and Wurzbach.

Also, don't forget that if you're seeking just to fulfill the headcovering custom of the Church, you can wear a hat or a scarf. The mantilla is more of a Latin/Mediterranean custom than an Anglo-Saxon one. I think hats were even the custom in pre-Vatican II Argentina.... but then again, maybe that's just my perception from watching Evita too many times.

Thanks - and it's a shame you don't work there anymore - It was the one place we might have run into one another!


I'm just not into hats - never was even as a kid. Bonnets yes, hats no. Veils are going to take some getting used to, but I love the look as I'm going to start wearing one both at the TLM and the NO

Think I would get funny looks showing up at a TLM in an Amish prayer cap?
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These are quite nice and kind of a different option.  I haven't bought one, but have thought about it

http://www.headcoverings-by-devorah.com/...kippot.htm
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dakotamidnight Wrote:Thanks - and it's a shame you don't work there anymore - It was the one place we might have run into one another!

The old ladies at the store didn't like me, for various reasons. That was a major reason why I quit.

Quote:I'm just not into hats - never was even as a kid. Bonnets yes, hats no. Veils are going to take some getting used to, but I love the look as I'm going to start wearing one both at the TLM and the NO

Well, if you're dedicated to using a mantilla, I'd invest in getting one that looks nice. I'm aware you want "local", but.... I can't put my finger on it, but the plain black and white mantillas sold at the stores I worked at just look frumpy, like they were designed to be worn by old women. Check out this one being sold at the site Joamy linked to:

[Image: WineLaceHairWrapMantillaVeil.jpg]

And as you can see in this picture, it seems to be made for orthodox Jewish women, but it still looks really nice and suits Catholic purposes very well:

[Image: WineLaceHairWrapMantillaVeil9.jpg]
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Upon browsing that site again, I see there are a lot of types of headcoverings there. It's quite impressive. Their snoods are rather classy and medieval-ish.

[Image: JacquardBandBlackPeachSkinCrepeSnood2.jpg]

[Image: OliveGauzeCotGoldJacquardBandSnood_TIES.jpg]

[Image: BlueTanSnood_NavyLaceTies7.jpg]

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#8
Ooooooooh, pitty! Especially the top one!
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#9
It's a really nice site- but I've yet to order from them.  Can't make up my mind which one I like best.
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#10
Oooh, HK, so pretty!! (The veils, not you.)

Orthodox Jewish women seem to be so much better at modesty than Catholics. I mean, their stores actually sell things that look nice, whereas we get bloomers, jumpers, and triangles of stiff, toilet-white polyester lace. What's up with that?
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