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almoner

(formerly) a person who distributes alms or charity on behalf of a household or institution
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The existence of the Vatican Almoner dates back centuries: It is mentioned in a papal bull from the 13th-century Pope Innocent III, and Pope Gregory X, who ruled from 1271-1276, organized it into an official Holy See office for papal charity.
Marjorie Awbuyn, an almoner at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and also Victorian President of the Australian Association of Social Workers, undertook study through St Vincent's Hospital, New York, in 1957.
He sent his almoner among them; it was over quicker than he thought.
Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, presided at Wesolowski's funeral Mass Aug.
ALMONER A Type of wardrobe B Giver of alms C One who keeps record of the days who am I?
SIR - I am an Assistant Almoner for the BSA Police (Rhodesia) Association in the UK.
Over the past several years, in my capacity as Almoner of that Lodge, it has been my duty to visit Alan on many occasions, both at home and in hospital and while it has saddened me to see his slow decline over his lengthy illness it has also been a salutary lesson to see someone so respec-ted and upheld by his many friends and acquaintances, in sport and in many other circles, but do so uncomplaining about his lot.
The performers of such entertainments would have been drawn from minstrels, "a four-person troupe" of players, and a large Chapel, which consisted of an almoner, who was, significantly, a "maker of interludys,'' (104) and "as many as eleven chapel gentlemen, one of whom was master of the chapel's six children''.
Two of the responses to last year's publicity in the ECHO were from an almoner who worked there in the 1950s and a patient who spent his 12th birthday in St.
Upon the arrival of the Granadino envoy at the Escorial, the king eagerly showed him in to his private oratory and, in the presence of his children and Grand Almoner Garcia de Loaysa, placed the relics on the altar to worship them, kissing them and pressing them against his head and his eyes.
Just outside the main gate to the abbey the almoner welcomed pilgrims, boarded the poor, lodged pupils from the grammar school, and distributed bread, beer and broth to the deserving.
Speaking at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd,he said while visiting an old friend in a ``morgue-like''mental hospital in London many years ago he was appalled at the starkness of the building,and asked the Almoner if he would like to borrow some of his paintings.