Friday, May 28, 2010

Choosing to Cover

Please read the story linked at this post, about a mother's reactions to her young daughter's choice to wear a headcovering, - "cover girl."

Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Victoria Day!

Victoria Day is celebrated in each year in Canada as a memorial to honour Queen Victoria, who reigned during the time of Canadian Confederation in 1867. The day is also the Canadian day to officially celebrate the birthday of the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The third or fourth Monday of May was neither lady's official day of birth, but it is a wonderful time of the year for a long weekend and fireworks.

As headcovering ladies, these two world leaders are exceptional. Victoria, though not always painted with a veil as a young woman, has come to be remembered as a grand lady with a long, lacy veil, as seen on coins, postage stamps, statues, and other portraits. It is also very hard to picture the modern Queen Elizabeth II without her trademark hats (or for casual wear, a scarf tied and knotted under her chin).

Enjoy your day!

"Mantilla with me"

Found: a website and blog called "Will you Mantilla with me?" to support the wearing of head coverings among Roman Catholic women. Included at the website are wonderful articles describing "Why", "How", "Where", reference in the Bible and in Canon Law, those wonderful LINKS, and the beginnings of a listing called the "Honor Roll" for groups and individuals who wear a veil. I know that many of my readers have ties to Roman Catholicism, and I hope that you will encourage and be encouraged through this website and blog (

Mantilla With Me

From the website's welcome page:

"For nearly 2000 years, Catholic women covered their heads in church as a sign of devotion and respect.

In the West, this practice was largely abandoned for the last 40 years. But it is making a come-back in the form of the mantilla.

Among whom? Young Catholic women! Young Catholic women who believe in the Real Presence. Young Catholic women who love Christ and His Church.

And so I ask you: Will you mantilla with me?"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Poll and Update

Dear Lovely Readers and Researchers,

I am honoured that you've chosen to "follow" my blog, or that you have taken the time to stop by and read about this small but special topic in the world.  I - the blogger - have taken quite a leave of absence lately, and have not been here to update either the blog or the web pages which I had put together to accompany my research.  I plan to take some time in the coming months to review, research and update the "Those Headcoverings" pages and blog, and I have a special request of You, Gentle Readers:

Please take a moment to let me know, either here or at using the poll above, why head covering is important to you at this time.  Maybe it is a new phenomenon to you, or perhaps you are looking for encouragement or ideas to continue with an old habit.  (er, no pun intended there...)

Being human, I cannot answer every question; but I do hope to be able to share links to blogs or websites or articles that may be of some interest and help to others.  I probably won't be publishing and updating daily, but if you will please be patient, I hope to make this blog much more helpful and encouraging to all, as I had originally intended.

Me?  I am a head covering (for 3 years now) Christian (for about 24 years), trying to follow the Bible as the Word of God.  I have friends who are Muslim and Roman Catholic, have had several Sikh neighbors, and I have had internet-friends of Jewish and Orthodox Christian faiths.  I have known ladies and men who covered their heads when cancer treatments took their hair, and I know many in food services and nursing who wear hair coverings to keep their hair to themselves.  I enjoy the many styles of head coverings, from hats to berets to scarves to veils, and really enjoy reading blogs and articles about old fashioned hats and other coverings from the past.  I have a friend from Nigeria who was going to teach me how to wrap a gele, but I just couldn't get it - it takes quite a talent to wear those African crowns.  :)

But most of my friends go bare-headed, letting their hair down, or cutting it short;  just so you know.  It's the same all over - but though we are in the minority, and "stand out in a crowd" because of our choice, we are not alone.

Once again - please let me know what you'd like to see in this blog or in a web page.  (I may completely redo the web pages.)  Add notes or links in your comment here to clarify your choice in the poll above.  But most of all, please.... be encouraged!

Misc. Why and How To Cover, and Where to Buy

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