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 last of five illustrating the blessing of an abbess. As the Offertory of the Mass begins, the new abbess comes before the bishop once again. Accompanied by her two women companions, she kneels before him in order to kiss his hand. When she returns to her place, the Mass proceeds.

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