Ron: I added a couple details in keeping with her position. You didn't specify that she was an abbess, but I'm sure the founder of an order would be ordained to that office. Abbesses bear the same sorts of symbols a bishop does, including the ring, miter and crozier. They are considerably powerful, having authority comparable to that of a bishop. That she chose to wear the habit typical of her order is a sign of considerable humility.
(This might have some interesting side effects in Kemr, whose branch of Catholicism is by definition monastic. I am sure there are abbesses. And where there is such equality of dignity and power between men and women, we might wonder if there haven't been some women Aboot Patriarchs...)
Elemtilas 14:05, 19 April 2006 (PDT)