Proper Forms of Address
Person or Office
|Cardinal||Your Eminence||His Eminence (first name) Cardinal (last name)|
|Archbishop or Bishop||Your Excellency||Most Rev. (full name), D.D.*|
|Prelate of Honor||Monsignor||Rev. Monsignor (full name)|
|Chamberlain of His Holiness||Monsignor||Rev. Monsignor (full name)|
|Priest||Father**||Rev. (full name)*|
|Mother Superior||Mother||Mother (name)*|
|Sister Superior||Sister Superior||Sister (name)*|
|Permanent Deacon||Deacon||Deacon (name)*|
Rural Deans and superiors of religious communities have the title of Very Reverend unless they already have a superior one, such as Rev. Msgr., etc.
* When the addressee belongs to a religious community, the initials of the community should immediately follow his or her name.
** "Msgr." or "Rev." should be added before names in the salutation of letters.