The Bestowal of Apostolic Authority on the 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 Bestowal of Apostolic Authority on the Abbot

Description: This engraving is the fifth in a series of nine illustrating the blessing of a monk as an abbot. The abbot, wearing his vestments of an alb and chasuble, kneels before the presiding bishop who lays his hands on the abbot’s head and blesses him.

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