A lay brother
, one of those who followed in the train, had, for his use on other occasions, one of the most handsome Spanish jennets ever bred at Andalusia, which merchants used at that time to import, with great trouble and risk, for the use of persons of wealth and distinction.
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.
Saint Didacus of Alcala de Henares in Spain, also known as Saint Diego de San Nicolas, was a hermit before joining the Franciscans as a lay brother
San Pascual was a Spanish Franciscan lay brother
and mystic whose intercession is often sought by unmarried individuals to find a suitable life partner.
He gave generously to the church and requested to be buried in the habit of a Franciscan lay brother
, with money to be distributed to prisoners and inmates of hospitals on the day of his funeral.
A degree of solace was however evidently achieved when he became a lay brother
at the Holy House at Loreto.
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
. This was recorded in an illustrated revision of his life from the seventeenth century.
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.