What is Monsignor?

  • (noun): (Roman Catholic Church) an ecclesiastical title of honor bestowed on some priests.

Monsignor

Monsignor, pl. monsignori, is the form of address for those members of the clergy of the Catholic Church holding certain ecclesiastical honorific titles. Monsignor is the apocopic form of the Italian monsignore, from the French mon seigneur, meaning "my lord". It is abbreviated Mgr, Msgr, or Mons.

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St. Joseph's High School (Barrie) - Monsignor Clair Cup
... two Catholic High Schools in a Hockey Game in Barrie for the Monsignor Clair Cup ... In 2011, the Monsignor Clair Cup game took place on December 7 ...
Other Monsignori
... as long as they hold those offices, and so are entitled to be addressed as Monsignor ... Household, even though the title of "monsignor", which is to be distinguished from a prelatial rank, has not been withdrawn from vicars general, as can be seen, for instance, from ... (Honorary titles such as that of "Monsignor" are not considered appropriate for religious.) ...
St. Vitus Church - Pastors
... Monsignor Hribar 1893-1907 Monsignor Ponikvar 1907-1952 Monsignor Baznik 1952-1969 Fr ...
Msgr
... Monsignor, pl ... Monsignor is the apocopic form of the Italian monsignore, from the French mon seigneur, meaning "my lord" ... As a form of address, "Monsignor" is not itself an appointment (properly speaking, one cannot be "made a monsignor" nor can one be "the monsignor of a parish") ...
Sacred Heart Major Seminary - Rectors
... Hayes (1919-1926) Second Rector Father (later Monsignor) Daniel J ... Ryan (1926-1940) Third Rector Monsignor Henry E ... Donnelly (1940-1952) Fourth Rector Monsignor Albert A ...