The abbot conducts discussions and a questioning session with lower ranking monks.
A diocesan bishop does not take on the role of father to fellow priests as an abbot does to monks.
The alleged treachery of the abbot and monks of Ely after William seized monastic lands is blamed for the ultimate surrender.
At the time of the abbot 's death, monks, students and residents prayed constantly for one month.
If satisfied, the officiating abbot admits the postulant.
On his deathbed, Cedd requested that Chad succeed him as abbot of Lastingham.
He was educated by Bishop Erc of Kerry, and in time became a famous abbot and monastic founder.
When a decision has to be made, the abbot asks each monk's opinion, starting with the youngest.
The abbot and other monks preferred tap water, but it was not yet available.
Breaking away from brother Viri, the abbot crossed to where Darius lay.