Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Here is an image I found on a online photo hosting service. I entered the search term "Catholic Woman" and this came up. Now any practicing Catholic will probably recognize that no one actually prays the Rosary in the manner depicted in this photograph. The beads are supposed to serve as a way to keep track of the prayers, so the woman would actually have to be toucing the beads in order to do that. But that's my point, actually. This is clearly a staged photograph of what the photographer felt a Catholic woman looks like. And look and see what she is wearing on her head. A veil has been associated with Catholic women for 2000 years. As this picture illustrates, even random photographers recognize the timeless importance of the chapel veil to Catholic identity.
Posted by Elaine at 9:07 AM