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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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.
In their attempt to establish colonial order, mendicant friars placed various chinamitales together in hope that they would become unified Indian towns.
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.
Very properly the author begins with the advent of the Christian faith, absorbing pagan survivals, then she shows not merely the failure of the Reformation but also the resistance of Ulster to the Counter-Reformation by adherence to local devotional rituals, patron saints, and a preference for the ministrations of the mendicant friars rather than those of the diocesan clergy.
This new sensibility rejected the pessimism spawned by the re-embrace of Augustinian rationalism by Counter-Reformation Catholic elites, favoring instead an optimistic assessment of the efficacy of penance which looked backward toward the pastoral strategies devised by the mendicant friars (Franciscans and Dominicans) during the later Middle Ages.
Beckmann investigated, among other subjects, the aim of some mendicant friars, who--after failing to establish authentic Christianity in Latin America--tried to do so in China.
Only now is it possible for him to visit Cracow, the city where he, like Fernand in his letters, situates the headquarters of a group of mendicant friars, an unrecognizable organization that dominates the world, infiltrates all places of power, and is responsible for all evil - a concoction of the author and his alter ego to make all their fears concrete.
In the Middle Ages many of the mendicant friars who went about the countryside preaching the gospel were not ordained.
An epilogue deals with the mendicant friars (both Franciscans and Dominicans) in their urban context.