This, then, was my first glimpse of the garden; but I had not time to look long, the portress
, after having answered in the affirmative my question as to whether her mistress was at home, opened the folding-doors of a room to the left, and having ushered me in, closed them behind me.
could not tell him whether Madame de Cintre was visible; he would please to apply at the farther door.
The first thing she said to me, 'I wouldn't have recognized you, Rita,' and I said, 'What a funny dress you have, Therese, more fit for the portress
of a convent than for this house.
Miss Minnie is not down yet, gentlemen,' said the blushing portress
, as they all came together in the garden.
The abbess held one key while the portress
kept the other; the Clares took their vows of enclosure very seriously.
For the next few years Rosa served as a portress
of the Carmelite monastery in Echt.
84) During her three years at the convent as cook, portress
, and lay sister, Guglielma continually heals those who come to her and develops a great reputation for miracles.
MARY BEARDSHALL, of Avon Street, Stoke, was a hospital porter, or portress
, as women were called back in 1941.
Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust (Minneapolis: Portress
in particular his Christ in a Pluralistic Age (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1975); and idem, Beyond Dialogue (Philadelphia, PA: Portress
Sisters Martha, Lucy, and Bede tended to housekeeping duties in the 1880s while Sister Perpetua dusted the chapel and Sister Petrenella was portress