The Blessing of an Abbess

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 Abbess

Description: This engraving is the fourth of five illustrating the blessing of an abbess. After blessing a veil with holy water, the bishop places it on the head of the new abbess so that it falls across her shoulders and back and down to her eyes.

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