From Tea at Trianon:

I have worn a hat or mantilla to Mass most of my life and may have occasionally received strange looks from others. I do not really remember because I do not really care. If people have been bothered by my headcoverings then that was their problem, not mine. On the other hand, I have received many compliments over the years, often from women who said that they wished they had the courage to wear a hat or a veil at Mass. Courage? It requires courage to shed one’s blood for the faith, not to wear a little old beret or piece of lace on the head.


2 Responses to “Courage”

  1. 1 cheryl October 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    In a way I suppose it is akin to shedding your blood for Christ, the blood of one’s heart. Living in the sort of society we do today, even ‘little things’ have become sacrifices. Each time, for example, a girl wears a dress and gets glared at or ignored because ‘she’s weird’, she’s putting herself out on the line. She’s crucifying herself to the world, while the world hurls insults at her. And she’s doing this for the greater glory of God, so that perhaps through her self-sacrifice, she might point the way to virtue and God and thus save others.

  2. 2 Dawn October 3, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Excellent quote!

    And it’s always other Christians who are the first ones to make a big stink out of the head covering…

    Maybe if they read 1 Cor. in the Greek language like it was written it they would easily see Paul referred to 2 different coverings… our natural hair and a separate covering. We all own a Bible, we all can read and study from it. 🙂

    I like how she says in the quote that of other people have a problem with her head covering it’s their problem, not hers. Amen and Amen.

    Enjoy your weekend Anna!

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"I can't say I don't believe in your God, but I don't believe He meant the world to be as it is." ~Nicholas Higgins. North and South.

"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you are licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what." No idea where that last quote came from, but I like it!

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