Sister Constance Veit

Sister Constance Veit

Sister Constance Veit is communications director for the Little Sisters of the Poor.

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Superheroes and the power of love

Superman has his red power cape. Elijah wore a cape to manifest his divine authority. Most famously, the Virgin Mary is usually portrayed wearing a cape-like garment known as a mantle, often blue and sometimes adorned with stars, to highlight her extraordinary role in history. In the church’s oldest Marian prayer we say “Beneath your mantle we take refuge, O Mother of God.”