Franciscan Tertiaries

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the Third Order of St. Francis.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Nine frescoes have survived: beginning with Taddeo Gaddis Last Supper painted on the refectory wall of the Franciscan monastery of Santa Croce, to the 1488 Last Supper fresco painted for a group of Franciscan tertiaries in the convent of San Girolamo.
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.
A member of the Secular Franciscan Order since 1965, he joined the Franciscan Tertiaries of the Immaculate Fraternity at Our Lady's Chapel in New Bedford in 1994.
Based at Ouro Preto, Aleijadinho completed many architectural masterpieces, among them the churches of Franciscan tertiaries in Ouro Preto (1766) and Sao Joao Del Rey (1774), which bear his indisputable imprint: rectangular plans with curved lines, towers incorporated into the sides, roofs with perspective, carved soapstone reliefs.
After a brief return to charitable work in Toledo, she founded a community of Franciscan tertiaries. In 1484, she and her companions became cloistered nuns of the Order of Saint Clare.
Lerner argues that the earliest vernacular propaganda to support dissent in Western Europe occurred in the early fourteenth century, among the Beguins (Franciscan tertiaries in Catalonia and Languedoc) whose ideals were expounded in treatises designed to be heard or read in communities.
"Many people think Oblates and Franciscan tertiaries are the same, but they're really different," Tarlton said.
The first example will be that of the so-called Basler Beginenstreit, a prolonged and bitter series of attacks on beguines, including Franciscan tertiaries, directed at the allegedly illicit voluntary poverty and mendicancy practiced by these devout, semireligious lay people.
The campaign against the beguines in Basel pitted the beguines, Franciscan tertiaries, and the Franciscans themselves against the bishop, the secular clergy of Basel, and the Dominicans of the city led by Johannes Mulberg.
The Franciscan tertiaries at Sant'Antonio in Perugia also commissioned altarpieces for their external and internal churches from Piero della Francesca and Raphael, respectively.
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