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The Donning of The Chapel Veil

The Dawn of Civilization Renewed

Those of us living in the beautiful oasis of one of the personal ordinariates know well the fact of the increasing employ of the chapel veil among younger people, so-called millennials.

In an age that claims the liberation of women, yet when so many women fall prey to new and unimaginably vicious attacks on womanhood, motherhood, virginity and chastity, a time during which women are marginalized by their supposed liberators, the Holy Spirit is quietly leading a revolution whereby women and men discover their dignity in Christ through signs such as the chapel veil, signs that remind us that our true identity is not found in empty slogans and ideological games played at the expense of innocent human life. The veil reminds us that women are holy, that woman's dignity is inalienable and not created by big business nor any political entity. Woman's dignity comes from God, for she is created in the image and likeness of God. Male and female God created us, in His own image. Fallen through the sin of our first parents, human beings require a saviour to rescue us from sin and death. Lent is our time to (re-)discover the sacrifice Christ endured for us, to embrace our own crosses and open to Christ our suffering, windows through which Jesus enters into our wounds to heal us and raise us up to newness of life.

The veil draws us toward the conclusion that authentic liberation, for both women and men, is found only in Jesus Christ, the one Saviour of all. The veil invites us to enter into a deeper encounter with Jesus Christ, to worship God in the beauty of holiness (Ps. 96:9).

Why millennial Catholics are re-adopting the traditional chapel veil
by Whitney Bauck

"There's a new uprising in the Church of millennials who are actually wanting a more traditional take on their faith," (former America's Next Top Model contestant Leah Darrow) says. This poses a striking contrast to Protestant mega-churches that are leveraging streetwear and celebrity connections to stay relevant.

Samantha Skinner, a high school science teacher in North Dakota, is one Catholic millennial interested in a return to tradition. Raised loosely Protestant but not a regular church attendee until she converted to Catholicism in college, Skinner began wearing a veil to Mass every week before she'd even completed the classes necessary to formalize her conversion.

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