Our Lady's Chapel has a bold kind of portal, and several ceilings of chapels, and tribunes in a beautiful taste: but of all delight, is what they call the abbot's cloister.
Address by the abbot of Montecassino (who, as territorial abbot, is also the ordinary of Cassino):
The word abbot — abbas in Latin and Greek, abba in Chaldee and Syriac — came from the Hebrew ab, meaning father.
When, therefore, any one shall receive the name of abbot, he ought to rule his disciples with a twofold teaching: that is, he should first show them in deeds rather than words all that is good and holy.
The bishops of Kildare were frequently called abbot-bishops and bishops of Leinster down to the Synod of Kells.