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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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Francis considered that the fundamental principle of poverty was inherent to the mode of life of the Friars Minor, so that its mention in the first Rule he composed would seem a pleonasm.
In 1688, when he was 66, the Friars Minor selected Fra Luigi to draw up a criminal code for their community.
The Catholic Church spokesman added: ``The people of Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan are very grateful to the Capuchin Friars, and more recently the Friars Minor, for their unceasing care over many years.
Whatever his design, Celano packed in this brief section in his first biography (21) a compendium of the later dual legacy of prophecy--Spiritual and Community--within the Friars Minor.
Originally called the Friars Minor of the Eremitical Life, they gave their friaries the appearance of hermitages.
There are hints here and there in this book of the struggles and conflict, the excitement, the defeats and triumphs that the Friars Minor lived through in their long sojourn in China.
Three features of the life which Clare brought into being in communion with Francis and his friars minor were: (1) life in common --building a community where the personal life of each sister was enhanced by their life together; (2) to work with their own hands as an identification with the difficulties of the poor and as an example; (3) choice of poverty -- always being dependent on others, generosity.
also called Friars Minor, Minorites, and Grey Friars) A Catholic religious order.
St Francis recreated a live scene of Christ's birth with Maria and Joseph in Greccio, Italy, in 1223," explained Brother Frantisek to The Slovak Spectator, from the monastery of the Order of Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscans, in Bratislava.
VATICAN CITY * In early April, the ministers general of four men's branches of the Franciscan family--the Friars Minor, Capuchins, Conventual Franciscans and the Third Order Regulars--asked Pope Francis to give the Franciscans the "privilege" of allowing religious brothers to be elected to leadership positions, including those with authority over ordained priests.
The second half is dedicated to presenting and interpreting previously unpublished information drawn from one group of Franciscan liturgical manuscripts: the Codex Sancti Paschalis and the work of the Order of Friars Minor.