How it all started-
The very groundwork of our company was laid when a friend came over for an afternoon with the intention of custom-making a veil she could wear; I was offering a summer sewing class and she wanted a veil. We experimented with fabrics, styles and such, and finally decided to offer something to others in hopes of encouraging others to desire a closer walk with Christ, in imitation of our Mother. We want to offer an affordable yet stylish and fuss-free veiling option. We hope you are well-pleased and will pass the word to your friends.
I was 8th of 9, I learned humility after my now deceased mother. I experienced many humbling experiences growing up, and God continued to present me with many more experiences and challenges that have brought me to greater prayer and humility.
I am a mother of 6 young children, 5 girls and the last, a boy. I am a cradle Catholic, but have been really discovering the True Faith since my husband developed a great zeal for the faith several years after his conversion. We homeschool our children and have been active in a traditional Latin Mass community since 2011.
My girls and I began wearing only skirts for 6 years now, after a speaker came to our homeschooling group. I began veiling at Mass on Christmas day, 2007, after much thought and discernment. Veiling throughout each day is something I have just started this Lent.
I am currently living in the countryside with my husband and our 4 children. We are active in our local Catholic Church and are blessed to be a part of a wonderful homeschool group.
When I was young, I was very stubborn and strong-willed. My motto was - I can do anything you can, and do it all by myself ;) I rarely wore a dress unless it was a mini-skirt! I was raised a part time Episcopalian, though I loved that church, I felt at home the minute I walked into the Catholic Church of my then boyfriend—now husband. I converted and we have been married 16 years and have 4 beautiful blessings here and 2 in heaven. We have had lots of ups and downs, but God changed my heart to hear a new calling to a very different way of life than what I was living. Humility….. sums up the entire journey. 6 years ago I began to see the beauty in the gift of femininity, my role as a mother, wife and a member of the church militant (God’s faithful on earth). God
chiseled me formed me into a new creation. Realizing His gift of true presence, I began to veil at Mass. Soon I began to long to be closer to the Blessed Mother Mary and imitate her the way God wants for all His daughters. Most of all, Jesus lead me to love his mother as he does. One way to humble myself and to deny my vain qualities was to wear long skirts to remind me of my true feminine nature and responsibility. The next call was to homeschool our children. Life was beautiful! Then with more ups and downs, and a few BIG lows, I was on my knees more than ever before. But now, I found myself with a strange feeling of nakedness when I prayed. Every time I prayed, I felt an urgency to cover my head, though at home and not at Mass or adoration? Oh NO! I thought, He couldn’t be calling me to cover in prayer could he? But, I offer my prayers all day in my spontaneous prayer and offering my sacrifices, would that mean all day?! I looked up scripture and the teachings, and.....well, I was a goner...lol, well my will was anyway because I freely gave it back to Him, in trust :) So, here we are. For the most part, I wear my covering always and everywhere. Thanks, indeed, to my friends who supported me and to Angela, who made a covering that never falls off my head when I work!
~Old Marian hymnal~
Mary the Dawn, Christ the Perfect Day;
Mary the Gate, Christ the Heav’nly Way!
Mary the Root, Christ the Mystic Vine;
Mary the Grape, Christ the Sacred Wine!
Mary the Wheat-sheaf,Christ the Living Bread;
Mary the Rose-Tree, Christ the Rose Blood-red!
Mary the Font, Christ the Cleansing Flood;
Mary the Chalice, Christ the Saving Blood!
Mary the Temple, Christ the Temple’s Lord;
Mary the Shrine, Christ the God adored!
Mary the Beacon, Christ the Haven’s Rest;
Mary the Mirror, Christ the Vision Blest!
Mary the Mother, Christ the Mother’s Son.
Both ever blest while endless ages run.