Franciscan friar

  • 1 Friar — • A member of one of the mendicant orders Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Friar     Friar     † …

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  • 2 friar — [frī′ər] n. [ME frer, frier < OFr frere < L frater, BROTHER] a member of any of various mendicant orders, as a Franciscan or Dominican friarly adj …

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  • 3 Friar Minor — n. pl. Friars Minor a member of the branch of the Franciscan order that follows the original rule: see CAPUCHIN, CONVENTUAL …

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  • 4 Franciscan — Fran*cis can, n. (R.C.Ch.) A monk or friar of the Order of St. Francis, a large and zealous order of mendicant monks founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi. They are called also {Friars Minor}; and in England, {Gray Friars}, because they wear a …

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  • 5 Franciscan — 1590s, friar of the order founded in 1209 by St. Francis (M.L. Franciscus) of Assisi (1182 1226). Also as an adjective …

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  • 6 Friar — A friar is a member of one of the mendicant orders.Friars and monksFriars differ from monks in that they are called to a life of poverty in service to a community, rather than cloistered asceticism and devotion. Whereas monks live cloistered away …

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  • 7 Franciscan Friars of the Renewal — The Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (abbreviated as C.F.R. ) is a mendicant congregation in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. It follows the Capuchin Franciscan tradition. Contents 1 Foundation 2 Apostolate 3 Religious …

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  • 8 Franciscan Crown — The Franciscan Crown (or Seraphic Rosary) is a rosary consisting of seven decades in commemoration of the Seven Joys of the Virgin, namely, the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity of Jesus, the Adoration of the Magi, the Finding in the… …

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  • 9 friar minor conventual — noun (plural friars minor conventual) Usage: usually capitalized F&M&C : a friar belonging to a division of the Franciscan order that follows a modified rule of St. Francis * * * pl. Friars Minor Conventual. Rom. Cath. Ch. a friar belonging to a… …

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  • 10 Franciscan — Ordum Fratrum Minorum Order of Friars Minor …

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  • 11 Franciscan — Synonyms and related words: Albigensian, Augustinian, Augustinian Hermit, Austin Friar, Benedictine, Bernardine, Black Friar, Black Monk, Bonhomme, Brigittine, Capuchin, Carmelite, Carthusian, Catharist, Cistercian, Cluniac, Conventual, Crossed… …

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  • 12 friar —    A friar is a monk, and would therefore normally be addressed as ‘brother’, but ‘friar’, used on its own or followed by a name, seems to have been used in former times. Friars were properly members of the mendicant orders of the Roman Catholic… …

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  • 13 Franciscan Order in modern times — This article chronicles the spread of the Franciscan Order of Roman Catholic friars in Modern Times.New CongregationsThe regulations of Pope Leo X brought a notable increase of strength to the Observantist branch, and many conventual houses… …

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  • 14 friar — n 1. mendicant, monk, monastic, almsman, beggar, brother; father, padre, priest; prior, abbot, abbé 2.Franciscan, Gray Friar; Dominican, Black Friar; Carmelite, White Friar; Augustinian, Austin Friar …

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  • 15 Friar Minor — pl. Friars Minor. Rom. Cath. Ch. a friar belonging to the branch of the Franciscan order that observes the strict rule of St. Francis. Cf. capuchin (def. 4), Friar Minor Conventual. [1520 30] * * * …

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  • 16 Friar Minor Conventual — pl. Friars Minor Conventual. Rom. Cath. Ch. a friar belonging to a branch of the Franciscan order that separated from the Observants in the 15th century, and that observes a modification of the rule of St. Francis. Also called Conventual. Cf.… …

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  • 17 friar — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. monk, brother; fra. See clergy. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. brother, monk, mendicant, begging friar, abbot, father, padre, abbé, curé, prior, pilgrim, penitent, holy man, palmer, Dominican, Franciscan,… …

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  • 18 friar minor — noun (plural friars minor) Usage: usually capitalized F&M Etymology: Middle English frere menour, from Old French frere meneur : a friar belonging to a division of the Franciscan order that follows the unmodified rule of St. Francis …

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  • 19 Franciscan order — noun a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th century • Hypernyms: ↑order, ↑monastic order • Member Meronyms: ↑Franciscan, ↑Grey Friar …

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  • 20 Franciscan Church of St Mary of Jesus — The church of the Friars Minor, which is dedicated to St Mary of Jesus, came to be popularly known by the Maltese as Ta Ġieżu . Ta Ġieżu is a local corruption of Ta Ġesù (of Jesus).In 1571 the Friars Minor were granted a piece of land in Valletta …

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