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About The Veil:

BA (Div) resources


The Veil takes its name from the Veil of the Temple, which according to the synoptic gospels (Matthew 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45) was torn asunder at the moment of Christ's death upon the cross. The rending of the veil therefore speaks of the end of a formal separation between creature and Creator, a separation signified by the veil (or vail) of the temple, which stood before the Holy of Holies, the place of the Divine Indwelling (shekinah). Now not just the High Priest but the whole of humanity is called into this indwelling, "to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh" (Hebrews 10:19-20).

The Veil seeks to provide essays and texts for those interested in an ongoing formation in faith – what in the early church was called mystagogia – a deeper contemplation of the Mysteries of Christian Revelation, in a manner which is Catholic in its universality and orthodox in its conformity to the deposit of faith as founded in Scripture and Apostolic Tradition. As such the Veil follows the counsel of Christ, "Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you" (Luke 11:9)


Distance Learning Degree in Catholic Theology
Maryvale Institute specialises in part-time and distance learning courses in theology, religious education, philosophy, catechesis and evangelization. This Institute is the first in the United Kingdom to offer courses in Catholic Theology on the Open University model with short residential schools at B.A., M.A. and Research Degree levels.