infirmarian

infirmarian

(ˌɪnfəˈmɛərɪən)
n
(Medicine) med a person in charge of an infirmary, esp in a monastery
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Surely some of these plants were grown in the garden by the monastery infirmarian.
In 1948 she entered the Dominican Monastery of the Mother of God in West Springfield where she served many years as Infirmarian. She was also one of the main artists in the Spiritual Bouquet Department, giving many dedicated years to inscribing cards.
On Christmas Eve, terrorists raid the monastery and demand that Brother Luc (age 82), the infirmarian, hand over their medical supplies and go off with them.
Dunstan's included being sacristan and infirmarian in addition to more standard domestic service before her retirement in 1963.
While he was infirmarian and porter at the Dominican convent of Our Lady of the Rosary, he became a one-man charity agency for all of Lima.
He served the monastery as infirmarian, cellarer and porter.
In 1865 at the age of 22, she entered the Sisters of Charity at Nevers where she spent her life working as a sacristan and infirmarian. She never returned to Lourdes.
It was the duty of the Infirmarian, for example, to keep "clean and well-ventilated yet free from draught" rooms in the infirmary,(21) and refectory.(22) The intricate planning and renovations to the then 28-year-old Gothic brick building included a chapel, school rooms, infirmary, and sleeping quarters.
He served the monastery as infirmarian, cellarer and in various other capacities.
After several years in the monastery, serving as infirmarian -- the monk who cares for monks who are sick -- Meeker began to hear a call: "Come away and be alone with me." At first he regarded the call as "temptation," but the community released him to go to a hermitage for an indefinite period of time.