The Blessing of an Abbot

Book Title: Pontificale Romanum ad omnes pontificias ceremonias, quibus nunc utitur sacrosancta Romana ecclesia, accommodatum. Nonnullis insuper, que in antea impressis non habentur accuratissime auctum .Ac in tres partes distinctum. : quarum prima personarum, secunda rerum consecrationes, et benedictiones continet : tertia vero quedam ecclesiastica officia, et alia multa comprehendit, que in sequenti tabula, versa pagina monstrantur. Nuper summa diligentia reuisum, emendatum, & impressum

Author: Catholic Church

Image Title: The Blessing of an Abbot

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Description: This engraving is the first in a series of nine illustrating the blessing of an abbot. The monk chosen to become an abbot kneels before the presiding bishop wearing his normal, daily clothing. The bishop, without his miter, blesses him. The community of monks stands as witnesses.

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