Translation of prioress in Spanish:


priora, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpraɪ(ə)rəs//prʌɪəˈrɛs/


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    priora feminine
    • She's the prioress of the community now, so such matters are her responsibility.
    • Benedictine authority and obedience are achieved through dialogue between a community member and her prioress in a spirit of co-responsibility.
    • She was prioress of the first reformed Carmelite convent in France, and spread the teachings of the founder of the French School, Pierre de Berulle, through the movement.
    • For Sister Mary Gabriel, who used to teach but is now the prioress, she hopes things will be get a little busier once the CD is on the shelves.
    • Of noble birth, she entered religious life at the age of 14 and rose to become prioress of her convent at Disibodenberg.