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Old Jun 27, '11, 7:20 pm
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it is also not necessary to wear a mantilla if you feel convicted that you should cover your head, any hat, scarf or covering of any color is fine. you should also not feel obligated to defend what you wear or do not wear to anyone. ever.
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The woman who was my second grade CCD teacher, when I got my First Communion, always wears a white veil, except during Advent and Lent, when she wears black.

However, this is at an Ordinary Form Mass where it's voluntary for women to cover their heads. As a side note, she is a married Lay Dominican, and I was the altar server for her daughter's wedding about a month ago. She is a very pious and devout woman.
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Is it okay for a single woman like myself to wear a black mantilla or is white reserved just for single women? I presume the color should not make a difference as my head was covered, and no one said anything to me about my mantilla color including the priest before or after Mass.

The EF Mass I attended most of the women were wearing either white or ivory mantillas, and some were wearing black or a dark color one. The adult women, it was hard to tell if they were single, married or widowed (unless they were accompanied by their husbands or significant other).
It is probably quite a regional thing, where I live girls and young single women generally wear a white mantilla, The more fashion conscious lady will wear something in keeping with her dress. Very young girls...tots and babies will often just have a bonnet.

Women also wear white and other colours but black is very serviceable and in keeping with any clothing.

I have a beautiful black and gold Spanish mantilla which I wear at Christmas and first class feasts, and a plain black one for everyday wear.
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I'll save my black mantilla for attending EF Masses.

I have a few stylish head scarves to wear to OF Masses so I don't feel so self conscious as so few women choose to cover at OF compared to EF.
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Is it okay for a single woman like myself to wear a black mantilla or is white reserved just for single women? I presume the color should not make a difference as my head was covered, and no one said anything to me about my mantilla color including the priest before or after Mass.

The EF Mass I attended most of the women were wearing either white or ivory mantillas, and some were wearing black or a dark color one. The adult women, it was hard to tell if they were single, married or widowed (unless they were accompanied by their husbands or significant other).
Any color is fine, and no one color ever signified any status in life. Wear what you want.
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Old Jun 29, '11, 11:11 am
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I'm a single woman, and I wear a black veil.

I don't think it really matters with regards to color and state in life.

At least black doesn't get stained like white.....
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My understanding is that the wearing of the veil in America was really brought into fashion by Jackie Kennedy Oanasis. Hats and bonnets were the big thing prior to her making it fashionable.
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I am a woman past 40 who has never been married, and I have chapel veils in black white cream navy lavender pale blue and pink and i usually wear the one that cordinates with the dress that I am wearing.I also have a couple in beige.
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My mother remembers in the 1960's as a teen that the veil and mantilla became more popular as she remembers wearing a hat to Mass prior to that time.

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Is it okay for a single woman like myself to wear a black mantilla or is white reserved just for single women? I presume the color should not make a difference as my head was covered, and no one said anything to me about my mantilla color including the priest before or after Mass.

The EF Mass I attended most of the women were wearing either white or ivory mantillas, and some were wearing black or a dark color one. The adult women, it was hard to tell if they were single, married or widowed (unless they were accompanied by their husbands or significant other).
Does it really matter? Personally, I think the idea of advertising one's sexual/martial status distasteful (though what does that say of wedding bands? :P).
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Default Re: Black vs White Mantilla ?

I wear my late grandmother's wedding ring on the finger where a wedding band would go, but I am unmarried. I've worn other rings on the fingers for engagement or wedding band go when I go out to certain places with friends but that does not deter men from approaching me.

I will continue to wear my black mantilla, even if I get married or remain single.....
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Looking to go to confession, never wore a Mantilla... when's a good time to start? should I wait till after my confirmation or start wearing one the next time I go to confession? does it matter? I rarely see women wear them these days.. but after reading what I have I feel as though I should. my husband, who is a catholic says... I don't have to yet we were married outside the church, I'm really trying to bring Jesus back into my life and hopefully re-marry in the Catholic church after my Confirmation. Any positive words on this matter would be of a great help!

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You can start anytime to cover. I may be in my 30's (raised post Vatican II), and starting to cover more often even if few other women do so. I own several head scarves and a mantilla, and no one has said anything to me about my own free will choice to cover besides my mother but I kept my head covering on despite her objection. My sister's 2 kids knew I was showing respect (they said that without prompting) and it looked good on me too (then again with the looking good part, they are under age 12).

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Looking to go to confession, never wore a Mantilla... when's a good time to start? should I wait till after my confirmation or start wearing one the next time I go to confession? does it matter? I rarely see women wear them these days.. but after reading what I have I feel as though I should. my husband, who is a catholic says... I don't have to yet we were married outside the church, I'm really trying to bring Jesus back into my life and hopefully re-marry in the Catholic church after my Confirmation. Any positive words on this matter would be of a great help!

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I am a single woman, age 20, and I wear a black mantilla.
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From my understanding and research, a white one is to be worn by single women who are available to let the young men know that. Black ones are for those who are married,widowed, and to wear to funerals because a person is in mourning. So, if you are still a single young lady like me, then you need two. Both the white and black ones. If you are married, you only need the black one. You also wear black in the prescence of the Pope! Those who have worn white ones in the prescence of the Pope have been invited to do so only on a very very very special basis!
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