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Though territorial (like other) abbots are elected by the monks of their abbey, a territorial abbot can only receive the abbatial blessing and be installed under mandate from the pope, just as a bishop cannot be ordained and installed as ordinary of a diocese without such a mandate. — “Territorial abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
Until the monastery of Regina Laudis gained abbatial status, it was a dependent priory of On February 10, 1976, Mother Benedict Duss, O.S.B. became the first woman religious in America to receive the abbatial blessing and thus became the first Abbess of the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis. — “Abbey of Regina Laudis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
Father Francis Benedict, OSB was elected first abbot of St. Andrew's Abbey and received the abbatial blessing on August 2, 1992. The abbatial term of office of Francis Benedict has ended, and he is now the Abbott Emeritus. At the invitation of Abbot. — “St. Andrew's Abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
When Egremont had entered on his first visit to the Abbey by the south transept, and beheld the boards and the spikes with which he seemed to be environed as if the Abbey were in a state of siege; iron gates shutting him out from the solemn nave and the shadowy aisles; scarcely a glimpse to be caught of a single window; while on a dirty form, some noisy vergers sate like ticket-porters or babbled like tapsters at their ease,–the visions of abbatial perfection in which he had early and often indulged among the ruins of Marney rose on his outraged sense, and he was then about hastily to retire from the scene he had so long purposed to visit, when suddenly the organ burst forth, a celestial symphony floated in the lofty roof, and voices of plaintive melody blended with the swelling sounds. — “Sybil” by Benjamin Disraeli