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Grey Friar


Gray Friar

(Christian Churches, other) a Franciscan friar

Grey′ Fri′ar

a Franciscan friar.
[1300–50; from the order's grey cloak]
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Noun1.Grey Friar - a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan orderGrey Friar - a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order
Franciscan order - a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th century
friar, mendicant - a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
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Archaeologists at Grey Friars Church in Leicester, England, have unearthed the skeleton of an adult male they believe may be that of Richard, the last English king to die in combat, at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
The original Grey Friars church was destroyed in 1542 as part of Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries.
Glancynon Terrace, Abercynon THOSE responsible for arranging for the blue plaque to be placed at No 1 Kingsway, Cardiff, to commemorate The Grey Friars, as reported in the South Wales Echo (September 18), should be aware of the Priory site situated at Bute Park, which is possibly from the same period of time 1280, part of which has been allowed to deteriorate very badly.
It details the site's history dating back to 1280, when the land was occupied by the Mendicant Order of Franciscans, known as the Grey Friars.
Kathryn's route through Queen Street, the Friary, Grey Friars Road, Park Place and back to the Cardiff Central station was closely monitored and at no time did Pc Lowe lose track of her.
The city worthies pictured in the September 20 edition of the South Wales Echo in relation to the blue plaque to commemorate Grey Friars have failed to turn their attention to what actually exists at Bute Park.
The Park Plaza Hotel in Grey friars Road, Cardiff, runs a Doctor Who bed and breakfast package, which comes complete with a city map of filming locations, two entry tickets to the Doctor Who Exhibition and a remote control dalek.
The octagonal tower and 201ft spire survived and forms the only reminder of the ancient church of the Grey Friars Monastery.
The size of the walls, the orientation of the building, its position and the presence of medieval inlaid floor tiles and architectural fragments makes this almost certainly the church of the Grey Friars.
Following the 60-minute ceremony, which included Marcus and Jake's mum Roberta releasing a white dove, grieving friends and relatives went to Thornhill Crematorium before going to the wake at Q Bar, in Grey friars Road, Cardiff city centre.
Other monastic orders once established in the city included the Carmelites at Whitefriars, Franciscans at Grey Friars and Carthusians at The Charterhouse.
Earlier this week, the archaeologists confirmed they had found the church of the Grey Friars and now they have found the garden outside the church.