Sentence Examples


  • The special feature of the institute was that the abbess ruled the monks as well as the nuns.
  • And one ran quickly and told the good abbess, or mistress of the abbey, what strange thing had happened.
  • CATHERINE OF BOLOGNA, 1413-1463, a visionary, abbess of the convent of the Poor Clares in Bologna, canonized by Pope Benedict XIII., and commemorated throughout the Franciscan order on the 9th of March.
  • "Surely," said the abbess, "this is a poem, most sweet, most true, most beautiful.
  • Two slight innovations were introduced: the minimum age of an abbess was fixed at sixty, and the period of novitiate was prolonged from one year to two.