INSIDE LAKESIDE
Log In or Register

Check your spam/junk folder for activation e-mail after you register.

Mantilla

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Mantilla

Post by espíritu del lago on Wed May 24, 2017 5:08 am

Need to know the meaning of the colors. A lady friend is curious if it makes any difference between black or grey for a funeral. Service will be in Latin.

Besides of a suit and tie anything else I should know? Wear? Not wear?

Is a ladies linen handkerchief appropriate as a gift for the daughter of the mother of the deceased?

Any advice would be appreciated.
avatar
espíritu del lago
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 3821
Join date : 2010-04-05
Humor : Sarcastic

Back to top Go down

Re: Mantilla

Post by brigitte on Wed May 24, 2017 9:00 am

Are you family?
Isnt the "daughter of the mother of the deceased" the grand-daughter?
Is that an Opus Dei funeral?

Usually the family wears black and the rest of the people dark colors... but does it really matter????

brigitte
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 3122
Join date : 2011-12-02

Back to top Go down

Re: Mantilla

Post by espíritu del lago on Wed May 24, 2017 5:42 pm

I'm a friend, the daughters mother passed, the funeral will be in Boston. I don't know the daughter really really well.

"Opus Dei" I don't know I'm not Catholic. The deceased mother was and so are her sisters that will be there also.

Yes it does matter. I ordered a black and a grey Mantilla. I had already ordered the handkerchiefs. I just don't know if it was an appropriate gift/ gesture.

The Sisters ordered a door wreath. I'll order flowers. I've never been to a Catholic Funeral.

She asked me about the Mantilla.
avatar
espíritu del lago
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 3821
Join date : 2010-04-05
Humor : Sarcastic

Back to top Go down

Re: Mantilla

Post by brigitte on Wed May 24, 2017 7:12 pm

I am or was Catholic and this funeral to me is out of the last century. Latin is not used in main stream catholiciscm..
As I said the people wear dark colors and the family black as a rule but nowadays people wear a bit of everything.. depending how formal the people are.
Mantillas are lace scarves or scares that women used to wear in church but nowadays women do not cover themselves in church any longer. I guess that some women from some countries like Mexico still wear them.. I do not know about Boston as I am a French Catholic.

I would not give anyone handkerchiefs either, those went out way back..

Masses are in the language of the country not in Latin any longer, that went out wayback as well.. I quit going to church when they switch from Latin to the local lnguage and that was more than 50 years ago.
I heard Opus Dei which is a conservative sect or group of the church kept the masses in Latin but to tell you the truth I have no idea if this is true.

Since this funeral sounds like a traditional one from 50 years ago they should be a cold meal served after church..

I am curious the mantilla is for the mother? The daughters?

Each nationality or ethnic group has their own twist so I would not know what to expect.

brigitte
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 3122
Join date : 2011-12-02

Back to top Go down

Re: Mantilla

Post by espíritu del lago on Thu May 25, 2017 4:56 am

The daughter. She the one who wanted to know.
avatar
espíritu del lago
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 3821
Join date : 2010-04-05
Humor : Sarcastic

Back to top Go down

Re: Mantilla

Post by brigitte on Thu May 25, 2017 7:54 am

Strange...maybe someone else who is a US Catholic would know..

brigitte
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 3122
Join date : 2011-12-02

Back to top Go down

Re: Mantilla

Post by Lady Otter Latté on Thu May 25, 2017 8:56 am

When my mother died in 2003 we had a funeral mass at her church in Connecticut. Many of the attendees were practicing Catholics, some from that church. None of the woman wore head coverings, certainly not mantillas.
Perhaps this woman belonged to a traditional parish where women still cover their heads?
avatar
Lady Otter Latté
Share Holder
Share Holder

Posts : 5897
Join date : 2011-07-26
Location : Chapala
Humor : Biting

Back to top Go down

Re: Mantilla

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum