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Fran·cis·can

 (frăn-sĭs′kən)
n.
A member of an originally mendicant Roman Catholic religious order founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1209 and dedicated to the virtues of humility and poverty. It is now divided into three independent branches.
adj.
Of or relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him.

[New Latin Franciscānus, from Medieval Latin Franciscus, from Saint Francis of Assisi.]

Franciscan

(frænˈsɪskən)
n
(Christian Churches, other)
a. a member of any of several Christian religious orders of mendicant friars or nuns tracing their origins back to Saint Francis of Assisi; a Grey Friar
b. (as modifier): a Franciscan friar.

Fran•cis•can

(frænˈsɪs kən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to St. Francis or the Franciscans.
n.
2. a member of the mendicant order founded by St. Francis in the 13th century.
[1585–95; < Medieval Latin Francisc(us) + -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Franciscan - a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan orderFranciscan - a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order
Franciscan order - a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th century
friar, mendicant - a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
Adj.1.Franciscan - of or relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him; "Franciscan monks"
Translations

Franciscan

[frænˈsɪskən]
A. ADJfranciscano
B. Nfranciscano/a m/f

Franciscan

nFranziskaner(in) m(f)
adjFranziskaner-; Franciscan monk/monasteryFranziskanermönch m/-kloster nt
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The Franciscans immediately succeeded the Jesuits, and subsequently the Dominicans; but the latter managed their affairs ill.
There are about twenty-one missions in this province, most of which were established about fifty years since, and are generally under the care of the Franciscans.
Now she entered the church depressed and humiliated, not even able to remember whether it was built by the Franciscans or the Dominicans.
There were portraits of men with large, melancholy eyes which seemed to say you knew not what; there were long monks in the Franciscan habit or in the Dominican, with distraught faces, making gestures whose sense escaped you; there was an Assumption of the Virgin; there was a Crucifixion in which the painter by some magic of feeling had been able to suggest that the flesh of Christ's dead body was not human flesh only but divine; and there was an Ascension in which the Saviour seemed to surge up towards the empyrean and yet to stand upon the air as steadily as though it were solid ground: the uplifted arms of the Apostles, the sweep of their draperies, their ecstatic gestures, gave an impression of exultation and of holy joy.
As he passed the Rue de la Huchette, the odor of those admirable spits, which were incessantly turning, tickled his olfactory apparatus, and he bestowed a loving glance toward the Cyclopean roast, which one day drew from the Franciscan friar, Calatagirone, this pathetic exclamation:
Vincy, the mayor, a florid man, who would have served for a study of flesh in striking contrast with the Franciscan tints of Mr.
The Dominican and Franciscan friars, also, who had come to England in the thirteenth century, soon after the foundation of their orders in Italy, and who had been full at first of passionate zeal for the spiritual and physical welfare of the poor, had now departed widely from their early character and become selfish, luxurious, ignorant, and unprincipled.
Maps of the Danube river basin and provinces of Franciscans and Jesuits have not only significant cultural but also historic value.
During the visit to BiH, the Franciscans from around the world visited two provinces and today they visited the PotoAari Memorial Center.
Greg Friedman explained to them how some of the vegetables from the garden on the Washington property are given to the poor, how friars and other Franciscans care for places considered holy in Christianity, how St.
Loewen's principal contribution is the argument that Franciscans had an immense influence on late medieval ecclesiology and preaching, with music as a key part of a campaign of reform and renewal in the Church.
Prescinding resolution of this question, Senocak sets herself the task of countering much of the historiography of the last century, first, by separating the later negative attitudes of the Spiritual Franciscans towards studies from the actual development of the educational system of the Friars Minor in the thirteenth century and, second, by refusing to fill the gaps in the Franciscan documentary record by imputing Dominican practices onto the Minors or by imposing later Franciscan developments onto their earlier history.

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