Authentic European Veils:
Authentic Spanish and French veils
Many European countries had significant lace making cities up until the 1960's, when chapel veil use declined.
As business slowed, many of the lace veil factories were forced to close, and some even sold their lace machines to China. Recently, there has been an increase in Chinese "Spanish", "Replica", or "Latin" mantilla veils in the market.
While Chinese prices are sometimes lower, questionable labor practices make it impossible for us to support Chinese manufacturers.
Silver Hill Treasures has worked hard to locate lace makers in both Spain and France. Our lace makers are hard-working Catholics with attention to detail and quality. We are the original importers of these veils, directly from our lace makers in Spain and France. Don't be fooled by lower-quality Chinese imports labeled as "Spanish" or "French" mantilla veils.
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Two thousand years in reverence to the Blessed Sacrament.
“Woman, because she was created by being drawn from man’s side, is constantly trying to return to him. She desires the original unity of one flesh and one bone. The desire for unity between man and woman is a mirror of the relationship between Christ and the soul. As woman longs for union with man in human relationships, she is also drawn to unity with God. He calls her to become one with Him: to come under His side and become flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone. This occurs during reception of the Eucharist. The covering of the head with a veil symbolizes the reality of woman sheltered in the side of her Source and becoming one with Him. She becomes covered and hidden in her Divine Spouse.”
~ St. John Chrysostom, Father and Doctor of the Church