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truthfinder
25 minutes ago, Sr Mary Catharine OP said:

Comfort, ease of sewing and looks! :-) The discussion has been going on forever!

I can imagine ease of sewing! I'm not sure what these new ones are like, but other veils like this I've seen seem pretty much to be a straight piece of fabric with finished edges.  Aren't your current veils a neat - but complicated-looking - two-point style? 

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Sr Mary Catharine OP
3 hours ago, truthfinder said:

I can imagine ease of sewing! I'm not sure what these new ones are like, but other veils like this I've seen seem pretty much to be a straight piece of fabric with finished edges.  Aren't your current veils a neat - but complicated-looking - two-point style? 

Our veils are super easy! The two points are made just by sewing a line at an angle when the veil is folded. Our new veil as a fold over at the top to create a pocket for a narrow piece of polystyrene to shape it.

35 minutes ago, John Paul said:

That is very cool. Is that the way it used to be before the previous veil...maybe before vat.II

No. But it  is the way our nuns in Italy wear it.

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Sr Mary Catharine OP
Just now, graciandelamadrededios said:

it looks cool and comfortable.

very similar to the veils of Dominican Nuns in Cainta, Philippines.

Not at all. Cainta wears exactly what we wore until 1981. They have a longer guimpe and it tied tightly around the face. Our guimpe is very soft and stretchy!

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graciandelamadrededios
3 minutes ago, Sr Mary Catharine OP said:

Not at all. Cainta wears exactly what we wore until 1981. They have a longer guimpe and it tied tightly around the face. Our guimpe is very soft and stretchy!

oh?  how will the current guimpe stay in place?:)

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John Ambs

Sister...I'm a guy who grew up right after V-ll.  Just from an aesthetic point of view, the traditional veil is so much more appealing than the modified veil your community used to wear: great to learn it is more comfortable too.  So two giant thumbs up!  Beautiful.

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Sr Mary Catharine OP

We'll glue it on! :dance3:Seriously, it does stay in place. Well, for most Sisters! We have to make some adjustments still!

 

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