How to Address a Monsignor

Monsignor

Envelope:
—-The Reverend Monsignor
—-(Full Name), (post nominals as appropriate)
—-(Address)

Letter salutation:   How to Address a Monsignor
—-Dear Monsignor (Surname):

monsignor

How to Address a Retired Monsignor?

We are working on our Honor Roll of Donors and do include our donor’s title in their listing. Today a donation came in from a retired Catholic priest  – actually a Monsignor. How should I handle him now that he’s retired?
——-Retired Monsignor (Name)
Or maybe he goes back to:
——–Father (Name)

—-—-—-– Valerie

Dear Valerie:
Clergy continue to be addressed with the forms of address for their rank or office when they retire. A retired monsignor might be identified in an introduction as being ‘retired from (a specific job or position)’ – but, his forms of address in writing or conversation stay the same. You don’t mention ‘retired’ as part of his name.

– Robert Hickey How to Address a Monsignor

See These Related Links:
—–—–Archbishop
—–—–Bishop
—–—–Brother
—–—–Cardinal
—–—–Deacon
—–—–Monsignor
———-
Mother Superior
—–—–Nun | Sister
—–—–Pope
—–—–Priest

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— Robert Hickey

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