Prayer veiling is an article of clothing that Mennonite women wear as to cover their hair. Depending on their religious community and the year will depend on the type of veil that they wear. This tradition is said to follow the tradition of Christian prayer veiling, though there is some differences. Present day Mennonites are typically seen wearing a small white cap pinned to their hair which is pulled up tightly in a bun. While past Mennonites were more commonly seen wearing a full head covering bonnet. Prayer veiling is a symbol from the bible, First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 11. Read verses 3-10,
"3 But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and a husband the head of his wife,* and God the head of Christ.
would give readers a better sense of how Amish themselves understand their lives and place in the world.
The Conservative Mennonite Church
The Conservative Mennonite Church of Croghan in Lewis County New York. Where sisters Barbara Zehr and Charlene Moser were born in the 1950's (their parents raised six daughters) on a farm.
These sisters married local conservative Mennonite men. They decided to stay i Croghan and take up farming.
The two sisters family lived in France fled from the Alsace…