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Franciscan

a member of any of several Christian religious orders of mendicant friars or nuns tracing their origins back to Saint Francis of Assisi; a Grey Friar
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We have here a very complete story of how Clare and Agnes agitated first to garner the privilege of poverty to live precisely as Francis and Christ had lived, and then how they used this privilege as a stepping stone on the road to gaining papal approval of a Franciscan Rule for women.
Caption: A fresco by Giotto depicts Pope Innocent III giving approval to the first Franciscan rule and blessing St.
Some 1,800 Friars Minor, Conventual Franciscans, Capuchins and Third Order Regular Franciscans attended an April 15-18 gathering celebrating the 800th anniversary of papal approval of the Franciscan rule. Franciscan Fr.
Seton, Two Fifteenth-Century Franciscan Rules, Early English Text Society, o.s.
van Dijk, "The Liturgical Legislation of the Franciscan Rules," Franciscan Studies 12 (1952): 176-95, 241-62.

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