Assuming these are carved in stone, though my first reading had me picturing a human ‘weather-fretted’ abbot.

Wishing you more blessings than admonishments.

‘Meditating, admonishing and blessing, a team of sainted and weather-fretted Abbots postured with operatic benignity along the Canons’ balustrade.’


Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts (London: Penguin Books, 1977), p. 178-79

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