This chapter presents the translation of the second book of the Deeds of the Bishops of Cambrai, with extensive commentary and explanatory notes. The second book ought to begin with Lord Bishop Gerard, as the order of affairs appears to demand. However, the authors are leaving him to the side for the moment and interrupt this order because they have decided to discuss the monasteries that are under the authority of this bishopric, showing where they are located, what is the manner of worship in each, which bodies of the saints they hold, and what manner of servants they have. Each shall be mentioned in turn, but the authors shall begin with the monastery of the blessed and glorious Mary, the mother of God, for just as she stood above all others because of her highest title, she also is to be preferred to the others now by right.