Reverend Mother. Monsignor (/mɒnˈsiːnjər/; Italian: monsignore [monsiɲˈɲoːre]) is an honorific form of address for some members of the clergy, usually of the Roman Catholic Church, … Your Excellency. Forms of Address. Dear Monsignor : Abbreviations. One of the places where people turn to traditional etiquette for answers is around how to address people of certain rank at a specific occasion or for a particular purpose. Monsignor. Reverend. Monsignor is an honorary title, rather than a specific position in the church hierarchy, so a monsignor does not necessarily have any duties distinct from those of any other priest. Ever wonder how to properly address Church officials of various ranks? Stand when he enters the room and remain standing until he invites you to sit. As defined, the inscribed title is "Monsignor" followed by first and then last name, or "The Reverend Monsignor" followed by first and then last name, while the spoken address is "Monsignor" followed by only last name. Archbishop & Bishop. BISHOPS: The salutation should be Your Excellency. In personal speech: Your Excellency. Monsignor (dominus meus; monseigneur, My Lord).—As early as the fourteenth century it was the custom to address persons high in rank or power with the title Monseigneur or Monsignore. In the intercourse of seculars, either of equals or of superiors with inferiors, there was no fixed rule. Addressing a letter: His Excellency the Patriarch (Archbishop) of _____ or His Excellency Monsignor N, Patriarch (Archbishop) of _____ Salutation: Most Reverend Excellency; Your Excellency: Concluding a letter: Asking Your Excellency's blessing, I am, Yours respectfully, NN. This list isn’t exhaustive, but it will help you in most situations! In personal speech, refer to an Archbishop as Your Excellency. If you wouldn't call the priest in question by his first name in person, don't do it in a letter either. The universal salutation is the word "Dear." (for Reverendissimus) Other. Letters start with a salutation and end with a closing. 3 Salutations and Closings. Monsignor : Envelope Address. Father. Monsignor. janeway529 October 2, 2013, 4:16pm #10. Never fear – we’ve got you covered! I’d start by addressing him as Monsignor, and in time you will know what he prefers to be called. Monsignori are colloquially addressed as "Monsignor" (abbreviated as "Msgr."). Face-to-face Greeting. Reverend Monsignor. The Very Right Reverend Monsignor Doe The Reverend Monsignor John Doe: Letter Salutation. Mother Superior. The title of monsignor in the Roman Catholic Church signifies a priest who has distinguished himself and has been honored by the Pope for his service to the church. Priest. Monsignor. Up to 1630, when Urban VIII reserved the title Eminence (Eminentissimus) for the exclusive use of cardinals, the latter bore the title of Monsignor in common with the other prelates of high rank, and in France it is still customary to address a cardinal as Monseigneur. Right Reverend Father: RR. As a general rule of thumb, address the letter the same way you would address the person face-to-face. Address the envelope: "His Grace, The Most Reverend Archbishop first name, middle initial," and last name, of the city where the archbishop is assigned. Your Grace.