1A woman who is head of a house of certain orders of nuns.
- Benedictine authority and obedience are achieved through dialogue between a community member and her prioress in a spirit of co-responsibility.
- She's the prioress of the community now, so such matters are her 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.
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