Friday, June 20, 2014

June Mantilla Veil GIVEAWAY!

Every month, Silver Hill Treasures gives away *at least* one veil.  Ever wonder why I do this?

Even though the number of women wearing a veil continues to grow rapidly, many women are unable to justify the expense. I shared earlier this month on my friend Emily's blog the story of how Silver Hill Treasures came to be. It really wasn't my idea to start a veiling company, I was just looking for ONE veil. But the Blessed Mother had other ideas, and here we are!

What does that have to do with the monthly giveaways? Well, since Our Lady led me to starting Silver Hill Treasures, it's abundantly clear to me that it pleases her to have her daughters show reverence to our Eucharistic Lord by wearing a head covering to Mass. In my heart I feel that the expense of a veil should not be an obstacle to pleasing her. So - that's how the monthly giveaways came to be!

This month, I'm giving away four mantillas - in the style and color of each winner's choice! All I ask is that you help me spread the word about this wonderful devotion. 

So without further ado, enter here: 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

or go to the Rafflecopter entry form on Silver Hill Treasures' Facebook page.

Looking for veiling resources?
  • Order these free brochures to help explain veiling to friends, family and fellow parishioners.
  • Join the Catholic Women's Veiling Devotion page on Facebook to meet and interact with other Catholic women on various stages in their veiling journey, from those still discerning to ladies who have veiled for several years!

Pax Christi

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

How Silver Hill Treasures Came to Be

Emily's Estuary

Today I'm over at Emily's Estuary, sharing the story of how Silver Hill Treasures got its start. Emily has been doing a series on veiling, and asked me to share. Head on over to read all about it, and if you're interested, check out the other veiling posts. Here is a link to my personal veiling story: Karen's Story. They are truly inspiring!

Ever wonder why my company is called "Silver Hill" Treasures?

My hometown is beautiful Tegucigalpa, Honduras, founded on September 29, 1578 by Spanish settlers as “Real de Minas de San Miguel de Tegucigalpa”. The word “Tegucigalpa” is derived from the Nahuatl word Taguz-galpa, which means hills of silver. So, the city’s name literally means “the mining camp of St. Michael (the Archangel) in the silver hills”.

Tegucigalpa is a beautiful Spanish colonial city, chock full of colonial churches. 

“Treasures” is how I see Catholic sacramentals (including veils). Veils especially are treasures since women are rediscovering this beautiful devotion.

Pictured above is St. Michael the Archangel Cathedral in Tegucigalpa. It was built between 1765 and 1786, in the Baroque style. The exterior has been restored to its original color. The main altar (below) is made of  gold mined by the Spaniards in Tegucigalpa. It's divided into three columns and depicts: (middle column, top to bottom) The Holy Trinity (painting), The Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Archangel. The two side columns depict the 6 other Archangels. Did you notice the altar rail?

Have a blessed day!

Pax Christi,