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almoner

(formerly) a person who distributes alms or charity on behalf of a household or institution
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While the dean and chapter paid the choirmaster fifty pounds a year for the support of the boys, the almoner would have had to supplement his income with other forms of revenue afforded him by virtue of his position, primarily rent collected from the various spaces he oversaw.
His study examines the letters between Thomas Sailly, Jesuit almoner for the troops of Alexander Farnese after the conquest of the Southern Netherlands and the Plantin Press in Antwerp.
The first translator, Rene de Ceriziers (1603-62), a Jesuit who left the Order in 1641 to become almoner to the Duke of Orleans and to Louis XIV, was the author of several other literary and theological works.
Brian Atkinson, almoner of Northumberland Freemasons' Purcell Lodge, delivered the items to Blyth Community Hospital this week - 10 years after fundraising began for palliative care ward 3.
13) that the project was a joint initiative of the pope and Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner who distributes charity on the pope's behalf.
The Vatican almoner meanwhile dispensed charity on the pope's behalf to homeless people sleeping rough around Rome's main train station Termini, handing out an Easter greeting card and 50-euro ($69) notes each.
Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, considered the almoner of the pope, virtually confirmed the speculations that the former archbishop of Buenos Aires joins him in nightly trips into Rome for the discreet works of charity.
Konrad Krajewski is the Vatican Almoner, a centuries-old job of handing out alms -- and Francis has ramped up the job to make it a hands-on extension of his own personal charity.
Clare, a qualified counsellor, has been Dai's almoner for the past five years.
The building itself dates back to the 14th century and was once home to the Almoner of the 8th century Benedictine Abbey.
In January 1946 the St Margaret's governors notified the Department that it was essential that they appoint an almoner and that the position would be advertised at a salary of [pounds sterling]250-300.
Pierce said he could not find any authority in the Constitution for "making the federal government the great almoner of public charity throughout the United States.