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Synonyms for prioress

the superior of a group of nuns

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Melanie Morey, head of the San Francisco Archdiocese's Office of Catholic Identity Assessment, told NCR that she and the archdiocesan superintendent of schools had been "in conversation with the prioress general and that "the school was facing its first accreditation visit that included WCEA Catholic Identity standards.
She was recently elected by her fellow sisters to a three-year term as prioress.
She said: "Kirklees Priory was a small Cistercian community founded in the 12th century by the local manor lord of Clifton, Reinor de Fleming, and until its dissolution by King Henry VIII in 1539 had an interesting history from "naughty nuns and bossy bishops" to its notorious crime when the prioress was accused of murdering Robin Hood by bleeding him to death, although blood-letting was at the time standard treatment for just about anything that ailed you.
A similar petition was filed Wednesday by Bishop Emeritus Deogracias Iniguez, Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Bishop Antonio Tobias former senator Wigberto Tanada, Adelaida Ygrubay, prioress of St.
Sweet is the holiness of Youth"--so felt Time-honoured Chaucer when he framed the lay By which the Prioress beguiled the way, And many a Pilgrim's rugged heart did melt.
Medieval mystery writer Priscilla Royal's Satan's Lullaby is a winner: set in the autumn of 1278, and tells of a prioress facing an inspection of her priority, feeling that something is amiss.
Now aged 76, the Reverend Mother is Prioress of the Abbey.
Sister Elizabeth Rolfe-Thomas who has served as prioress since 2008 and as novice director since 2003, was elected to replace the incumbent, Reverend Mother Sister Elizabeth Ann Eckert.
She was also president of the Southdown Institute in Ontario, Canada, and was Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Congregation in Adrian, Mich.
7) (Surely at least the Prioress, Monk, and Friar should have worn them as part of their habits.
Chapters 3 and 4 both deal with the letters sent by nuns on the eve of the dissolution, the first with Katherine Bulkeley, last abbess of Godstow, Morpheta Kingsmill, last prioress of Kingsmill, and Joan Fane, last prioress of Dartford, and the second with Margaret Vernon, last abbess of Mailing.
Kristina Agur was a motherly, comforting Prioress, performing her part with exceptional maturity and a lovely voice.
One day each week, the prioress shuts herself off, absorbed in a hobby.
Mother Marie, who had anticipated becoming the new prioress, finds herself with keen disappointment still the subprioress, but she is now under a new superior, Mme.
On the same card, $2,000 yearling Emma's Encore took the Grade 1 Prioress for trainer Allen Jerkens, while Include Me Out earned a spot in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic when winning at Del Mar.