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.

See also: Mendicant

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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.
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.
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.
At the same time, the mendicant orders, established in chairs in the faculty of the University of Paris, still encountered resistance and even attack by the secular masters of the University.
They adorn the buildings of the lords of Verona from 1277-1386, the Scaligers, and show the family's firm allegiance to the mendicant orders as opposed to the papal powers.
For students of religious studies and Irish history, this volume on mendicant orders during the middle ages examines the lives of these organizations and their members from religious, social, and practical viewpoints.
Building Colonial Cities of God: Mendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain.
Rivers argues that the mendicant orders inherited from the early Middle Ages both simple mnemonic techniques of rhetorical practice and a tradition of monastic meditation based on memory images.
The Augustinian Hermits have not always received the same scholarly attention as the other mendicant orders.
Giles seems to have become convinced, even in those early days, that the wild theories of the radical Franciscans represented a threat not only to the mendicant orders, including his own Augustinian Hermits, but also to the stability of the entire Church militant.