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Moms for Modesty

If you stumble into this older article please check out my “Heads up” update.

It seems that Moms for Modesty has sort of gone by the way-side.  Kind of a sad thing as it was a memorable little grassroots action that crossed a lot of boundaries.    Even though the founder wasn’t Catholic I know a lot of Catholic mom’s who really supported the work of making it known that as mothers we value modesty for our children, especially our daughters.

Here is the Mom’s for Modesty Mission Statement:

Moms for Modesty Mission Statement

As a Mom for Modesty I believe in common-sense modesty for girls and young women.

I believe in refraining from sexualizing our girls and young women.

I believe that it is unwise and unfair to taunt boys and young men by permitting my daughter(s) to dress in an immodest manner.

I believe that true beauty comes from within and I strive to teach my daughter(s) this truth.

I will loyally shop at retailers that provide girls’ and young women?s clothing that is modest, affordable and stylish.

But Everyday Mommy seems to be gone replaced by Everyday Design.  I wish Jules well in her new endeavor.

I found something in passing that really made me laugh, Amy Caroline, over at Knit Together in Love said, “Now I am off to church… Let’s hope I have the guts to wear my mantilla!”.  This is SO me.  I have been tumbling over the whole idea of covering my head at mass for over two years (yes, I know that is an obnoxiously long time to be dwelling on something) … needless to say I really identify with Amy in this.  It takes guts to take this on because it is such a statement.  It is much more a statement then putting a pro-life bumper sticker on your car or having a big crucifix dangling from your neck.  This is something that you are saying about yourself.  It is a statement that you are in some sense a Holy thing.  And that is a frightening  — how do you do that without being self conscious?  I haven’t figured it out yet.  I just don’t have the guts yet to say… “Yeah, I am sacred”!

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