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  ABBESS - LoveToKnow Article on ABBESS
The abbess is solemnly admitted to her office by episcopal benediction, together with the confining of a staff and pectoral cross, and holds for life, though liable to be deprived for misconduct.
As a female an abbess is incapable of performing the spiritual functions of the priesthood belonging to an abbot.
This office of abbess is of considerable social dignity, and is sometimes filled by princesses of the reigning houses.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AB/ABBESS.htm   (302 words)

The newly appointed Abbess enters upon the duties of her office immediately after confirmation, which is obtained for non-exempt convents from the diocesan, and for exempt houses either from the regular prelate, if they be under his jurisdiction, or from the Holy See directly.
Among the many privileges enjoyed by this Abbess may be specially mentioned, that of appointing her own vicar-general through whom she governed her abbatial territory; that of selecting and approving confessors for the laity; and that of authorizing clerics to have the cure of souls in the churches under her jurisdiction.
As early as 1539, the Abbess Anna II of Stolberg, who had been elected to the office when she was scarcely thirteen years of age, introduced Lutheranism in all the houses under her jurisdiction.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01007e.htm   (3093 words)

 Abbess Roding: Introduction | British History Online
Abbess Roding and Beauchamp Roding (q.v.) form the south-west part of the area known before the Norman Conquest as Roding or Rodings.
Abbess Roding village, in the centre of the ancient parish, is 6 miles north of Chipping Ongar.
In 1842 it was estimated that the parish contained 1,257 acres of arable, 243 acres of meadow and pasture, and 75 acres of woodland.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=15645   (1954 words)

 The Life of Abbess Rufina: Royal Path of a Great Struggler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abbess Rufina commented that the Icon darkened again due to the "soot of unbelief," but she prophesied that before the renewal of Russia the Icon would once again be renewed.
Abbess Rufina told her to pray in order to strengthen the state of her soul and body which was tormented by illness.
Abbess Rufina is not amidst us any more, but her spirit is alive in the Co nvent of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God which she founded, and which stems from the ancient St.
www.dormition.ath.cx /library/abbess-rufina.html   (7047 words)

 Abbess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The mode of election, position, rights and authority of an abbess correspond generally with those of an abbot.
The council of Trent fixed the qualifying age at forty, with eight years of profession.
By Celtic usage abbesses presided over joint-houses of monks and nuns.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abbess   (354 words)

 Abbess Roding: Manors | British History Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abbess Hall farm-house is timber-framed and plastered and was probably rebuilt or much altered in the late 17th or early 18th century.
If so, it appears that there was an estate in Abbess Roding which in the 12th century was held by William de Selflege, lord of Shelley (q.v.), as tenant of the Mandevilles and which descended in 1182 to Michael Fitz Oger as the purparty of his wife Sarah, daughter and coheir of William de Selflege.
(Footnote 8) Early in the 15th century a knight's fee in Abbess Roding and in the hundred of Dunmow formerly held by Oger Fitz Michael was said to be held by the Abbess of Barking of the Duchy of Lancaster.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=15646   (3906 words)

 Schema-Abbess Ariadna — A Beacon of Faith and Love   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The righteous Abbess Rufina was particularly warm and attentive to the young novice, and did all she could to relieve her grief.
When' in 1919 political circumstances forced Abbess Rufina to leave the convent, August was one of four novices who accompanied her east, to Novo-Nikolaevsk.
Abbess Ariadna took an active part in sponsoring many of them in their bid for immigration to the United States.
www.roca.org /OA/141/141e.htm   (2553 words)

 Abbess Mary of the Gethsemane Convent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It always comes as a surprise to learn that the founding abbess of one of the most revered convents of the Russian diaspora and of the Holy Land was a convert, a Scotswoman who began life as Barbara Robinson.
Throughout these years of difficulty and uncertainty, Abbess Mary was a model of evangelical self sacrifice, inspiring those around her with her courage and energy, consoling the grieving and fainthearted...
Abbess Elizabeth of the Annunciation Convent in London (six of her nuns there are former pupils of the Bethany School), the late Abbess Tamara, and Abbess Juliana, for many years in Chile and now at the Mount of Olives convent.
www.roca.org /oa/143-144/143e.htm   (2825 words)

 Abbess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The abbess is solemnly admitted to her office by episcopal benediction[?], together with the conferring of a staff and pectoral cross, and holds for life, though liable to be deprived for misconduct.
Abbesses have a right to demand absolute obedience of their nuns, over whom they exercise discipline, extending even to the power of expulsion, subject, however, to the bishop.
Itzehoe--survived to designate the heads of abbeys which since the Protestant Reformation have continued as Stifte, i.e.
www.termsdefined.net /ab/abbess.html   (556 words)

 Mugai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The style of the portrait statue of Abbess Mugai indicates that it was carved in her late years, around 1298.
The replica was so wonderfully made that even the Abbess of Hojiin mistook it for the original and nearly brought the replica back to her convent.
In all manner of ways, Abbess Nugai Nyodai, even to this very day, exerts an immeasurably great influence, having been for all practical purposes the initiator of the orders of nuns of Kyoto and because of her lifetime achievements.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~munno/OregonCourses/REL4400002/Mugai.html   (462 words)

 NovelGuide: The Comedy of Errors: Novel Summary: Act 5 Scene 1
In her adroit manipulation of Adriana’s account of Antipholus’s supposed madness, the Abbess, like Pinch, offers another opportunity for Shakespeare to satirize the quack diagnosis, in which anything that one says is taken in such a way as conveniently to confirm a diagnosis already made, and the purveyors of conventional wisdom who dispense such diagnoses.
First, the Abbess suggests that Adriana was not tough enough on her husband’s infidelities, and that this caused him to lose his reason, but when Adriana insists that she rebuked him night and day about it, the Abbess quickly changes tack and says that Adriana has obviously driven him mad with her jealous nagging.
The Abbess acts as a kind of deus ex machina (literally, ‘god from the machine,’ after the god that traditionally descended onto the stage at the end of a play to resolve all conflicts and give everyone their just deserts).
www.novelguide.com /TheComedyofErrors/summaries/Act5Scene1.html   (1770 words)

 Abbess visits monastery - PittsburghLIVE.com
An abbess is the superior member of a community of nuns.
With a few exceptions, the position of an abbess in her convent corresponds generally with that of an abbot in his monastery.
Nonetheless, the abbess says she is aware of the controversy and acknowledges it creates a degree of pain.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/westmoreland/s_80157.html   (938 words)

 Fantastic Metropolis » The Abbess’s Prayers
The Abbess placed a candle four feet tall and the thickness of a peasant’s thigh at the foot of the tomb and ordered that it always be kept burning, and that it be replaced before its flame guttered.
Sister Sebastienne knows the Abbess allowed her to read the correspondence so that she would understand that the Abbess herself took the veil under protest, being handed over to God not by her parents, but more treacherously and hurtfully by her lover and husband, whom the Abbess always declared was God enough for her.
A memory comes to the sister of a passage in the Master’s letters to the Abbess, a passage both vivid and icy, telling the Abbess that on her death she must be sewn naked into her shroud, as a superior’s special example of humility to her flock.
www.fantasticmetropolis.com /i/abbess/full   (6249 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Abbess of Crewe: A Modern Morality Tale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All the while, the Abbess (an adherent of Machiavelli, The Art of War, and the Modernist poets) keeps her cool, sacrificing her confederates as necessary and trying to assure herself of helicopter-hopping Gertrude's loyalty.
Hilariously, the abbess and her inner circle enjoy pate and champagne in their sumptuously decorated observation room, while the rank and file members of the order, whom they privately hold in gleeful contempt, endure meals of hot water, boiled nettles, and cat food without complaint or awareness.
Spark is unsparing in her depiction of both Alexandra's sense of superiority, which approaches the predestined, and the mindless idiocy and gullibility of the common nuns in the pew, who clearly represent the average man, ripe for manipulation, exploitation, and programming.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0811212963?v=glance   (2164 words)

 minstrel: Song
The Abbess Hear the story of the abbess, what she did and what befell; All who will may gather round and listen to the tale I tell.
The abbess felt her lover’s breeches sitting there atop her head; The legs stuck up like ass’s ears; the nuns all laughed, the abbess fled.
Learn a lesson from the abbess, from her pride and how she fell– Don’t be hasty judging others, or you may be judged as well.
www.pbm.com /pipermail/minstrel/2001/005132.html   (575 words)

 EBK: St. Mildred, Abbess of Minster-in-Thanet
The abbess tried to persuade her, but Mildred said her mother had sent her there to be taught, not to be married, and all the abbess's advice, threats and blows failed to persuade her to accept the alliance offered to her.
At last the abbess shut her up in an oven in which she had made a great fire; but after three hours, when she expected to find not only her flesh but her very bones burnt to ashes, the young saint came out unhurt and radiant with joy and beauty.
The abbess, fearing that her evil deeds should be made known, would, on no account, give permission for her departure.
www.earlybritishkingdoms.com /adversaries/bios/mildred.html   (592 words)

 abbess --  Encyclopædia Britannica
To be elected, an abbess must be at least 40 years old and a professed nun for at least 10 years.
Bad Gandersheim is remarkable for an 11th-century convent church containing the tombs of famous abbesses and for the former abbey, which was moved there in 852 by the duke of Saxony, whose daughters were the first two abbesses.
abbess of the Jansenist centre of Port-Royal and author of the religious community's Constitutions (1665).
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9003240?tocId=9003240   (613 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Gertrude of Nivelles
Virgin, and Abbess of the Benedictine monastery of Nivelles; born in 626; died 17 March, 659.
She was a daughter of Pepin I of Landen, and a younger sister of St. Begga, Abbess of Andenne.
Gertrude is generally represented as an abbess, with rats and mice at her feet or running up her cloak or pastoral staff.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06533c.htm   (581 words)

Abbess Thaisia of Leushino Convent in Russia (1840–1915) was known throughout Russia as a guide to women God-seekers; she established the pattern for all the convents in the Russian north.
Her autobiography is the product of a quick mind and a deeply feeling heart inclined to the mystical life.
Illustrated with rare pictures from Abbess Thaisia’s time which help express the essence of the text, this volume also contains selections from her poetry and a complete translation of her book "Conversations with St. John of Kronstadt".
www.sainthermanpress.com /catalog/chapter_nine/thaisia_book.htm   (238 words)

 Parish Profile : Abbess Beauchamp & Berners Roding
Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding Parish has an area of 1601 hectares.
Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding Parish has a population of 427 people.
This is a table of the houses that are in the Parish of Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding.
www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk /Council_Services/planning/census/AbbesBeauchamp.asp   (304 words)

 Abbess is our spiritual leader from Saint Mary Chapel in spirit world
We want to help you in the way you are able to accept it." Abbess is the one who usually brings messages to people in the audience, but others can also bring us messages such as Angel-girl Carmen, Dr. Hermann, or somebody else.
Abbess is very old and you can see it in the way she uses the Instrument.
Abbess in Anaheim, CA Gate of Heaven Chapel | Abbess is our spiritual leader from Saint Mary Chapel in spirit world | Dr.
www.gateofheavenchapel.com /page2.html   (461 words)

 The Abbey of Regina Laudis - Blessing of a New Abbess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
he ancient rite of the Blessing of an Abbess, dating back to the seventh century and maintained in the original Latin, has several key elements, beginning with the presentation of the abbess-elect to the Archbishop by a designated member of the community.
Then the Archbishop asks the abbess-elect a series of questions establishing her understanding of the obligation she is about to undertake and her willingness to carry it out to the full.
s Mother Abbess David was led back to her place by her assistants, the whole congregation and community joined in sustained spontaneous applause, giving voice to the unanimous acclamation and support of all present.
www.abbeyofreginalaudis.com /sitelive/announcement/blessing.htm   (354 words)

 Abbess of the Adepta Sororitas, Unoffical Player Made Rules - Librarium Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Options: The Abbess may be given any equipment allowed from the Witch Hunters Armoury including War gear with the numbers 2,3, and 4 next to the War gear choice.
Any friendly unit within 24” and Line of Sight of the Abbess receives +1 to her leadership score, stacking with the effects of the Book of St. Lucius and any squad the Abbess is attached to becomes fearless for +15 points.
As such, an Abbess can choose whether to pass or fail any Morale check or Pinning tests she is called upon to make.
www.forum.librarium-online.com /forums/showthread.php?t=44359   (1175 words)

 Abbess - Band page with free MP3 music downloads on SoundClick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Abbess is the composer in residence for the Visions creative multimedia collective and church service in York.
Abbess was originally the name of our computer.
Abbess (the computer) is still going, but she's had a few upgrades since we first named her.
www.soundclick.com /bands/2/abbess.htm   (254 words)

Abbess is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
In Peru they were "Pure Virgins of the Sun", and the Pallakists of Ammon-Ra are referred to in some inscriptions as the "divine spouses".
"The sister of Oun-nefer, the chief prophet of Osiris, during the reign of Rameses II.," is described as "Taia, Lady Abbess of Nuns" (Mariett e Bey).
www.experiencefestival.com /abbess   (467 words)

 Sample text for Library of Congress control number 2002596230
The abbess stood before the cloister gate, drawn up to her full imperious height, with Bendick the stable hand, armed with a shovel, and Old Rupert the gardener, brandishing a wooden rake, at her back.
Before the abbess, filling the dusty courtyard with horseflesh, heat, and an air of menace, were more than a score of seasoned knights and men-at-arms arrayed in a rank behind a nobleman dressed in light armor.
As the sound of their hoofbeats faded, the abbess took a deep breath, ordered the stableman and the gardener to close the outer gates, and beckoned the earl and his priest inside.
www.loc.gov /catdir/samples/random043/2002596230.html   (2416 words)

 Genealogy.com: The Abbess Family Tree
Abbess is a surname which I believe came over to England from France with the Huguenots.
Back in 1996, John Abbess in Australia had come across a book of “Abbesses of the World”, in which were published addresses of some members of the family.
We’re also investigating a story about William Abbess, who was a clockmaker in Surrey during the first half of the 20th century.
www.genealogy.com /users/d/o/n/Elizabeth-J-Donald   (736 words)

 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Comedy of Errors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She then tells the Abbess that she thinks Antipholus is also looking at other women, to which the Abbess replies that Adriana should have rebuked him more often.
Adriana and Luciana are upset about being treated so badly by the Abbess and decide to plead their case to the Duke.
The Abbess then reveals that she is Emilia, Egeon's wife who was separated from him when their ship broke apart on the rocks.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/comedyoferrors/section7.html   (449 words)

 Fantastic Metropolis » The Abbess’s Prayers
The Master, it is true, has always been at the top of their list, and his name has now been entered into the Paraclete’s necrology, as one of the souls they will constantly be praying for.
Their correspondence, Sister Sebastienne recalls each time she sees the Abbess rising from her place at the head of the tomb, their correspondence alluded often to the blasphemous character of their lovemaking and to the special pleasure they took in its blasphemy.
She knows the Abbess is much more than greets the eye of the Abbot of Cluny.
www.fantasticmetropolis.com /i/abbess/7   (678 words)

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