His sister, the abbess Kunigunde, was keeping the door of the convent open.
The abbess suddenly emerged from the gloom, and was standing in their midst.
This interruption was welcome to the abbess; she had as yet found no answer to her niece's startling objection.
The abbess will bring her answers to me, and I will pass them on to you.
And after that the abbess had him instructed, and he left the life in the world for the religious life.
I had to tell the abbess the lady's name, but not yours as she did not require it.
The abbess laid her hands upon the bowed young head, and kept them so in silence until the storm of grief had passed.
I hope you have the wit to laugh at the abbess's silly excommunications?
He took the hand of the abbess, and she led the way, mechanically, to the door of an inner room.
Where the abbess of Agreda wanders, he alone remains vigorous and clear.