I cannot find a definitive answer for this… could someone help please?
I’ve been asked to send a letter to a Prioress for someone in discernment.
I don’t know the proper greeting to use, in letter form e.g., “Dear Prioress.”
It seems obvious to use “Dear Prioress,” however, I have been in her company a few times, and she is always addressed as Mother Catherine by other nuns, lay people, and priests.
Yet, since I am writing a formal letter, I assume I need to address her more formally.
Should it be “Prioress,” or “Mother Prioress,” or “Prioress Mother Catherine”?
Or, some other form? :o