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.
Dominic de Guzman, Spanish founder of the mendicant order that was formally established in 1216.
Historians explore the history of the Carmelite Order during the Middle Ages, focusing on its struggle to find an identity either as an eremetical organization or a mendicant order. They cover the Carmelite Order as a mendicant order, the Medieval construction of the order's antiquity, the development of the order's attributes through self-representation, and conserving the past to construct the order's identity in the late Middle Ages.
He became a Jain monk at the age of 9, and he left the mendicant order at the age of 18.
Giles, the head of a mendicant Order, asserts that the secular clergy should possess property because otherwise the laity would hold the Church "in low esteem." (48) For all the Utopian elements of the treatise, which admittedly is largely a vision of how the Church should be and less one of how it actually is, the arguments for clerical holdings are historical.
It details the site's history dating back to 1280, when the land was occupied by the Mendicant Order of Franciscans, known as the Grey Friars.
Although the Carmelites were a mendicant order, and Coventry a house of theological study, music was important.
To put the year focused upon into a familiar and historical context, Danziger and Gillingham tell us it was the time of the Crusades; the clergyman later to be known as St Francis of Assisi founded the mendicant order of monks; Pope Innocent III presided over the Fourth Lateran Council and Peking fell to Genghis Khan.
But as they still were not allowed to have property, they became a mendicant order in competition with the Franciscans and Dominicans.
The mendicant order saw its role as preaching and teaching, learning and long-range travel.
[Franciscans being a mendicant order that embraced poverty and the poor.] These [eight images of] saints were accompanied by eight groups of Filipino dancers-one with each saint, and each with its own device.
62) for those of the Mendicant order. Accordingly, the moment of the Noli me tangere narrative became increasingly popular, as her status as beata peccatrix--"beautiful sinner"--served the purpose of their teachings.