Abbess
In Christianity, an abbess (Latin abbatissa, feminine form of abbas, abbot) is the female superior of a community of nuns, often an abbey.
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Gerberga of Saxony
Gerberga of Saxony (also Gerberga of France) (c. 913 – 5 May 968/9 or 984?) was a member of the Ottonian dynasty and a descendant of Charlemagne. Her first husband was Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine. Her ...
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Gyokuko Carlson
Gyokuko Carlson (born Andrea Gass) is a Soto Zen roshi and abbess of Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland, Oregon, United States. She was formerly the co-abbot along with her husband, the late Kyogen Ca...
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Landrada
Landrada of Austrasia (died ca. 690) was an abbess who is venerated as a Catholic saint. She is credited with the foundation of Munsterbilzen Abbey (Belgium), where, in 2006, 10 massive oak trunk grav...
Jiko Linda Cutts
Jiko Linda Ruth Cutts (born 1947) is a Sōtō Zen priest practicing in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, a Senior Dharma Teacher at the San Francisco Zen Center. Cutts is a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Ander...
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Therese of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Princess Therese Natalie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (4 June 1728 in Wolfenbüttel &ndashl 26 June 1778 in Gandersheim Abbey, in Bad Gandersheim) was a German noblewoman. She was a member of ...
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Bonnie Myotai Treace
Bonnie Myotai Treace is the founder and head Sensei of Hermitage Heart; she teaches at Gristmill Hermitage in Garrison, New York. Particularly known for her work in women's spirituality, poetry, and t...
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Euphrosyne of Polotsk
Euphrosyne of Polotsk (or Polatsk, Połack) (Belarusian: Еўфрасіння Полацкая; 1110–1173) was the granddaughter of a prince of Polotsk, Vseslav, and daughter of Prince Svyatoslav of Polotsk. She is ...
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Louise of Stolberg-Wernigerode
Countess Louise of Stolberg-Wernigerode (24 November 1771 at Wernigerode Castle – 8 June 1856 in Groß Krauschen) was abbess of Drübeck Abbey.Louise was a member of the House of Stolberg, from th...
Jeanne de Jussie
Jeanne de Jussie (1503-1561) was a Roman Catholic nun and writer of 16th century Switzerland. She documented the role of the Protestant Reformation in the Poor Clares convent in Geneva.
Born to Lo...
Joan Halifax
Joan Jiko Halifax (born 1942) is an American Zen Buddhist roshi, anthropologist, ecologist, civil rights activist, hospice caregiver, and the author of several books on Buddhism and spirituality. She ...
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Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst (1545–1574)
Elisabeth of Anhalt (15 October 1545, Dessau – 26 September 1574, Barby) was abbess of the secular abbeys at Gernrode and Frose as Elisabeth III of Anhalt. After she left the convent, she becam...
Mother Irini
Mother Irini, الأم إيرينى(Tamav Irene),(Umina Irini) (died October 31, 2006) was Abbess of St. Philopateer Mercurius (Abu Sefein) Convent in Old Cairo, Egypt.Tamav (a Coptic word for "my mother") Er...
Maria Kunigunde of Saxony
Maria Kunigunde Dorothea Hedwig Franziska Xaveria Florentina of Saxony (10 November 1740 in Warsaw – 8 April 1826 in Dresden) was a German noblewoman. She was a titular Princess of Poland, Lith...
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Euphrosyne of Greater Poland
Euphrosyne of Greater Poland (Polish: Eufrozyna wielkopolska; 1247/50 – 17/19 February 1298) was a Greater Poland princess, member of the House of Piast and Abbess of St. Clara in Trzebnica.She wa...
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Agnes of Limburg-Styrum
Agnes of Limburg-Styrum (18 September 1563 at Castle de Wildenborch in Bronckhorst – 2 January 1645 in Vreden) was abbess of the abbeys at Elten, Vreden. Borghorst, and Freckenhorst.
She cam...
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Agnes of Denmark
Agnes of Denmark (1249-after 1290) was the youngest daughter of Eric IV of Denmark and his wife Jutta of Saxony. She founded the Convent of St. Agneta in Roskilde, becoming Abbess there.Agnes lost her...
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