Throughout history, women and girls have kept their heads covered to
protect them from the weather but also to show honor to God. A girl's
long, beautiful hair is like a princess' crown. It crowns her with
glory and makes her special. God designed every girl to be one of His
most beautiful creatures. When a girl covers her hair it does not make
her less beautiful, it makes her more special. She is showing that she
is special and God's princess, but also set apart for God.
Mary, Our Blessed Mother, has always appeared with her head covered.
She is the most beloved and special of any woman to ever have lived or
that ever will live. Her veil is a symbol of her fiat, her saying the
most precious "yes" to God. Mary said yes not just to being Jesus'
mother, but to serving God always in every way. She gave her whole self
to God for His Plan, that is why she is most blessed.
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This popular prayer, a favorite of many Catholics, dates back to the 15th century and takes its name from the first Latin word of the prayer, "memorare," which means "remember." The Memorare is of unknown authorship, although it has been attributed to St. Augustine (354-430), St. John Chrysostom (c. 347-407) and, with more reason, to St. Bernard of Clairvaux (c. 1090-1153). St. Bernard's sermons on Mary were famous, and it was his Cistercian monks in the monastery of Citeaux in the 12th century who popularized the name "Our Lady" for Mary. The Memorare has also been attributed to the French cleric Claude Bernard (1588-1641), known as the "poor priest" of Paris, whose homilies contain passages that echo its words. No matter who wrote this prayer, it was Father Bernard who did much to popularize it, teaching it in hospitals and prisons, where Mary's intercession was effective in working miracles of grace. The first manuscript of the Mem
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