veil

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Humeral, worn by the priest at Benediction, and by the sub-deacon at High Mass.

• Cloth which covers the chalice during the beginning and end of Mass.

• A silk covering ordered by the rubrics for covering the Tabernacle wherein the Blessed Sacrament is reserved.

• Part of a nun‘s habit. They traditionally wear a white veil during their novitiate, and assume a black one at their profession, as a mark of their separation from the world.

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MLA Citation

  • “veil“. Emblems of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 November 2018. Web. 13 December 2018. <>