First, to all the ladies who so graciously responded to my question on veiling, I wanted to thank you. Your replies were very helpful. I called it “veiling” because that described what I had seen and wondered about. I am going to be entering the noviate for the Secular Discalced Carmelites, and had seen some of the ladies wearing veils and wondered about it. The more I researched, the more intrigued I got. Your input was so helpful.
As the title asks, I am now wondering if I choose to cover my head at Mass, how much of my head should I cover and what kinds of coverings can I use? For example, I have seen extra-wide headbands that would cover most of the top of my head. I often go straight from Mass to work, so something that works anywhere I go would be great. Also is it the top of the head that traditionally is covered, or the hair?
In the dim recesses of my mind I remember being a little girl and getting the new Easter hat, gloves and purse just like Mommy, but since we were Prot. that quickly went by the wayside with the changing of the fashions. I was never part of a church where women routinely covered their heads. Of course Jesus wasn’t present in the Tabernacle either!
Once again, any input is greatly appreciated, and just in case this thread gets closed before I get back to it, thank you all so much!