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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I have heard of many things that redound to the credit of the priesthood, but the most notable matter that occurs to me now is the devotion one of the mendicant orders showed during the prevalence of the cholera last year.
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Hawkins gives us a vivid reconstruction of the experience of religious life in Florence, from annual baptisms in San Giovanni, to the typical parish chapel serving thirty or forty families, the naves of churches used more like public squares, and the impact of papal reforms, mendicant orders and lay confraternities on religious devotion.
Jesuits, for example, are not friars, like the four mendicant orders of men: Augustinians (including Augustinian Recollects), Carmelites, Dominicans, and Franciscans.
Yuichi Akae's contribution to Brepolss Sermo series sets out to clarify and detail the systems constructed by the mendicant orders to support their preaching ministry, in particular that of the Austin friars in fourteenth-century England.
He suggests that the emergence in the 13th century of the mendicant orders of Franciscan, Dominican and Beguine communities means that Christianity could be compatible with city life.
While it would have been unheard of in any case for a woman to earn a doctorate, another development also worked to her exclusion: university theological faculties, many run by the new Mendicant orders (Franciscans and Dominicans), also required ordination.
While the two mendicant orders shared fundamental goals in common (leading on occasion to fraternal infighting), Cannon also brings out differences of emphasis.
The book is divided into two parts: a chronological survey in three chapters tracing the development of the mendicant orders in Ireland, and a consideration in seven chapters of discrete aspects of the mendicants' lives and ministries.
Both scholars argued that the women's religious movement was almost globally reformed within the ranks of the fledgling mendicant orders and the beguine movement.
MS 3, folios 238-240 (see above) draws upon it but does not mention the founding of the mendicant orders.