abbess abbess

Definition(s):

  • (n) the superior of a group of nuns

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Usage(s):

  1. All the President's Men; this year, all the abbess's nuns.
  2. In 1945 her abbess gave Sister Nazarena permission to attempt reclusion.
  3. Magazines on both sides of the Atlantic are currently carrying a touching correspondence between Shaw and the abbess of a Roman Catholic convent of cloistered contemplative nuns.

News

  1. 'Longest-serving' cloistered nun dies in Spain

    MADRID — A nun believed to hold the world record of 86 years cloistered in a monastery has died in Spain. Sister Maria Romero, abbess of the Buenafuente del Sistal monastery northeast of Madrid said Wednesday that Sister Teresita Barajuen had died overnight. She was 105. She entered the Cistercian monastery when she was 19, the abbess said. Barajuen acknowledged in interviews that like many ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Nun said to hold record of 86 years cloistered in monastery dies in Spain

    MADRID — A nun believed to hold the world record of 86 years cloistered in a monastery has died in Spain. Sister Maria Romero, abbess of the Buenafuente del Sistal monastery northeast of Madrid said Wednesday that Sister Teresita Barajuen had died overnight. She was 105.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. 'Longest-serving' cloistered nun dies

    A nun believed to hold the world record of 86 years cloistered in a monastery has died in Spain, according to News.com.au. The site reports Sister Maria Romero, abbess of the Buenafuente del Sistal monastery northeast of Madrid, said on Wednesday that Sister Teresita Barajuen had died overnight. She was 105. She entered the Cistercian monastery when she was 19, according to News.com.au.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Oklahoman

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