Claustral prior


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

See also: Prior

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.The last living link to the earliest history of the Trappists in North America, Father Laurence's formative years were cultivated by monastic elders who had lived and prayed in the original 1825 foundation of Petit Clairvaux in Tracadie, Nova Scotia.