Why Veil for the Eucharistic Revival?


Join millions of women across the ages in reverence for the Eucharist by veiling at Mass and in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament!

The veil is meant to be an external sign of a woman's interior desire to humble herself before God, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. As women, we are symbols of the Church - the Bride of Christ - and "the veil is meant to be a visible reminder of the perfect submission of the Church to the loving rule of Christ."

For 2000 years, Catholic women have worn some kind of head covering in Church. Though the particular reasons for doing so have varied (for example, modesty in the time of St. Paul), this practice has always focused on the transcendence of the place - the church, the very dwelling of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Having been given this magnificent Gift by Jesus himself, every Catholic church holds something not found anywhere else: the true, living presence of our Bridegroom, hidden under the appearance of bread and wine.

"The veil is a visual sermon, ... a public proclamation before the Lord that He IS the Lord and that we love Him and that we are ready to obey him. It's a totally counter-cultural statement proclaiming obedience in the midst of a culture that is totally permeated with this attitude of 'I will not serve.'"

The veil is a sign of the great dignity inherent to a woman, who has the potential to receive life within herself... both human life and the supernatural life of God. This is an important message the world needs to hear, now more than ever!

Despite what you might have heard, the Second Vatican Council did not do away with the veil. The mandatory requirement that women should veil was removed from the Code of Canon Law in 1983 but it remains a beautiful tradition all women are free to practice. 

Will you join us? 

Ways to get your veil: 

- Online at veilsbylily.com (get 10% off your first order when you sign up here)

- In person at the National Eucharistic Congress July 17-20 

Look for Veils by Lily at booth 729.

If you are local to the St. Louis area, you may also visit our shop in historic Kimmswick, MO.