From: Tom Izbicki <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, December 29, 2000 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: Canonesses
>The practice of "commending" a monastery to an outsider became common in
>the later Middle Ages. Subiaco is a good example of this practice; see
>Carosi, I monasteri di Subiaco.
>Cardinal deacons also were not necessarily in major orders down into the
Female monasteries also suffered from the commenda system. In France some
of the great royal monasteries were even commended to protestant princesses
as titular abbesses. It was a regular agendum for reformers.