[quote="CradleCath, post:8, topic:177848"]
Been there!!! I haven't even told my siblings that I attend a Latin Mass & I've been doing so for a year a half. Thankfully, none of the four of them go to the same parish I do. In approximately 1980, I was cornered at a dinner & forced to listen to their opinions on how GREAT it was that "one no longer had to go to confession, the laity had been promoted, by Vatican II, to equality between the ordained priesthood & the priesthood of the faithful, Wasn't it GREAT that the loooonnnnggg Masses (pre-Vatican II) were now so much shorter & that one no longer had to be subjected to the INDIGNITY of kneeling & sticking their tongue out for Communion, etc. All the I got out of my mouth at the time was the statement, "I miss the reverence & quietness of the old Mass", & the whole four of them acted like I was a heretic.
Funny thing, though........I endured as a Catholic & all four of my siblings have left the Church???
Going back to wearing a hat/veil.......was the hardest thing for me. I finally did it about 6 months ago **& I feel great about it, now. **I wear a chapel veil & when looking down to read my Missal the ends of the veil fall toward my face & act as a barrier between the everyday world & thoughts.......did I put enough water in the pot-roast waiting for us, etc. It's as if the veil encloses me in the Arms of God, Himself.
Receiving kneeling on the tongue, the Latin, etc. just felt natural. (I was raised with the TLM.) However, covering my head didn't. I think it represented a finality, a complete leaving of the "liberal Novus Ordo" theology. I don't know why it took me a year to make this committment, but I'm sure glad that I did.
Don't worry about other people's reactions. Just very politely tell them that it's right for YOU!!!
Thanks for your kind words :)
The part when you said how the veil sort of falls around your face... that really hits home for me, because always after I receive the Eucharist I just kneel there with my face turned down and sort of resting on my folded hands, and even with the hat sometimes my hair will sort of fall down and I imagine it's my long-awaited veil, and it's so nice, like being wrapped in a blanket.
What's been reassuring me lately is not only all you great people on CAF, but the thought that people might take one look, shrug, and say that it's the sort of thing they expect me to do. I mean already my friends know I listen to "church music" (gregorian :)) and am really into my faith. And now that I think about it, tonight I'll read those verses in the bible about leaving behind your family to follow God :o (maybe that will help too).
After hearing such encouragement from all of you guys here, it's like a little bit of the worry has lifted off my shoulders. Thank you sooooooo much :hug1:
PS: You're lucky that the communion rail is more natural! My first time(last Sunday) the priest said, stick your tongue out more, and I was a bit embarrassed :o. But now I think it's funny... the next few days after that I was practicing in the mirror :rotfl: