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lay brother

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a man who has taken the vows of a religious order but is not ordained and not bound to divine office
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Another lay brother led a sumpter mule, loaded probably with his superior's baggage; and two monks of his own order, of inferior station, rode together in the rear, laughing and conversing with each other, without taking much notice of the other members of the cavalcade.
There the Abbot, an excellent manager of merchant origin, received Sergius simply and quietly and placed him in Hilary's cell, at first assigning to him a lay brother but afterwards leaving him alone, at Sergius's own request.
Here, too, would gather the simple folk of the countryside, the fishermen and farmers, the lay brothers and helpers who shared the work of the monastery.
While most of the Augustinians, Dominicans, Franciscans and Jesuits at the time were Spanish or were shipped to the islands from Spanish dominions, there were missionaries of other nationalities like the Czech lay brother Georg Joseph Kamel, SJ (1661-1706), famous for the pharmacy he ran in the Jesuit college in Manila that provided treatment and medicine for various ailments to everyone, whether Spanish officials or natives.
San Pascual was a Spanish Franciscan lay brother and mystic whose intercession is often sought by unmarried individuals in search for a life partner.
On May 13, 1951 he entered Saint Joseph's Abbey as a Lay Brother, taking the name Brother M.
mentions that he was a 17th-century Jesuit lay brother who was involved in natural sciences and optics, and had a close relationship with eminent scientists such as Athanasius Kircher, Jean-Franqois Niceron, and Emmanuel Maignan.
In their studies of the first two, Maria Eugenia Gongora and Veerle Fraeters take specific visionary texts for focused analysis, while Jeroen Deploige looks at the use of spiritual clairvoyance in an account of the life of a Cistercian lay brother.
In 1332 there were 34 monks and eight lay brothers, but within 50 years their numbers had reduced to 14 monks and one lay brother.
Caption: Brother Andre Bessette, a Canadian lay brother of the Congregation of Holy Cross, canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct.
The Superior of Novices, upon accepting Brother Andre as a lay brother, wrote: "If this young man becomes incapable of working, at least he will know how to pray very well.
Tutino analyzes the king's thought on the subject and in this connection the manuscript letters of the Jesuit lay brother Thomas Pounde on the one hand and, at much greater length, the strongly anti-Catholic book of Andrew Willet on the other.