Mendicant orders

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(R. C. Ch.) certain monastic orders which are forbidden to acquire landed property and are required to be supported by alms, esp. the Franciscans, the Dominicans, the Carmelites, and the Augustinians.

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His topics include Augustine's Confessions: journey of a restless heart, Beowulf and the heroic ideal, from epic to romances: The Song of Roland and the Arthurian adventures of Chretien de Troyes, Francis and Aquinas: mendicant Friars who transformed the Church, Dante and the Commedia, and Chaucer on the road to Canterbury.
Within decades, however, these hermits were spurred by the changing politics of the medieval Middle East to move to Europe, becoming mendicant friars and often practicing a less stringent way of life.
The pope's keen interest in the Observant Movement of mendicant friars, cardinal Domenico Carpranica's establishment of a school, Poggio's praise of several cardinals for secular virtues, and Alberti's descriptions of the ideal bishop are all examined.
In their attempt to establish colonial order, mendicant friars placed various chinamitales together in hope that they would become unified Indian towns.
Francis of Assisi, founded his order of mendicant friars in the 13th century after receiving a calling from God to "rebuild my church.
This study of the mendicant friars in Ireland is a monumental work.
1393), referring to mendicant friars, credits (pseudo-)Hildegard explicitly:
Derrick Pitard's focus on the greed manifested by some of Chaucer's mendicant friars presents fascinating research on possible sources for the poet's critique of hypocrisy (especially William of St.
On the latter especially, Aers shows Langland grappling with the involuntary poor, wastrels, and beggars, and the new paradigm of the mendicant friars, all of whom require him to reevaluate the Christian community's social responsibilities to these ubiquitous figures.
Erasmus implies that the mendicant friars of his day are a degenerate lot: they behave like "robbers boasting about the proceeds of their forays" (snaphanum ex praedationum reditu iactantem sese).
16) It is even less surprising that he understands the Bible without ever having studied, (17) given the ecclesial concerns of Po pe Gregory IX, who sought to mobilize the mendicant friars in the service of the Church militant.
1226), were an order of mendicant friars who lived according to a rule that had received papal approval in 1223.