Claustral prior

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an official next in rank to the abbot in a monastery; prior of the cloisters.

See also: Prior

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Throughout the span of his long career in monastic life he filled many posts: organist, abbot's secretary, enrollment secretary, choir master, guest master, retreat master, archivist, professor of history, patrology, philosophy and scripture, claustral prior, counselor to the order's Abbot General in Rome for English speaking monasteries in North and South America and English/French, French/English translator at its international General Chapter meetings.