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Why Do We Veil the Statues?

If you’ve been inside of church this week you may have noticed the large purple veils draped over the reredos behind the altar. Well, there’s a reason for the veils, as outlined in this recent piece from the National Catholic Register:

The veiling reminds us that none of us are free of sin, and we all take part in public penance during Lent. Our personal Lenten resolutions in addition to the acts of standing in the confession line and speaking our sins out loud to a priest Confession makes our penitence public. Our sins are no longer hidden in our hearts, but repented of, confessed, and forgiven.

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