Franciscan Brothers

pious laymen who devote themselves to useful works, such as manual labor schools, and other educational institutions; - called also Brothers of the Third Order of St. Francis.

See also: Franciscan

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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class="MsoNormalThe 36-year-old is a member of the Franciscan Brothers, an order in the Catholic Church.
Sure, California had been producing the stuff since the Franciscan brothers planted mission grapes at the same time they were establishing the missions.
Even finding a place to install the statue proved problematic until my Franciscan brothers offered a site.
For more than 35 years, my Franciscan brothers (numbering seven at this writing) with numerous dedicated religious women and laypeople have directed an amazing outreach program for the needy sisters and brothers in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
He was the Superior at the Franciscan Brothers of Peace, a stalwart advocate for life throughout its spectrum, and he was my friend--for well over 25 years.
Fr Gabriel Rosbotham sued Hugo Crawford, who he met in the 80s when they were Franciscan brothers, over part ownership of the home in Co Donegal.
And that's how Judge Barbas and his wife ended up at the friary just about every Sunday afternoon for nine months, standing on ladders and painting the 8-foot-by-10-foot mural, pausing to share lunches and conversations with Franciscan brothers who became like family.
Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.
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As he gets older people get bored by the old clown, but he learns something very important from two Franciscan brothers which he is able to demonstrate when he returns to his birthplace Sorrento on Christmas Eve.
The diversity within the Franciscan movement in this era is addressed: Poor Clare nuns, largely contemplative, but from whom an active strand emerged, involved in the education of the poor; Franciscan tertiaries, a lay group which numbered 30,000 by 1940, responsible for one of the first organised Knock pilgrimages, in 1937, and from whom in the nineteenth century there emerged a group of Franciscan brothers involved in education in the west of Ireland; and the brown-robed friars, with a range of pastoral, educational and cultural engagements, not least a major contribution from the late 1920s to Irish historical scholarship.
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