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Definition of Franciscan

Franciscan
Franciscan Fran*cis"can, a. [LL. Franciscus Francis: cf. F. franciscain.] (R. C. Ch.) Belonging to the Order of St. Francis of the Franciscans. Franciscan Brothers, pious laymen who devote themselves to useful works, such as manual labor schools, and other educational institutions; -- called also Brothers of the Third Order of St. Francis. Franciscan Nuns, nuns who follow the rule of t. Francis, esp. those of the Second Order of St. Francis, -- called also Poor Clares or Minoresses. Franciscan Tertiaries, the Third Order of St. Francis.
Franciscan
Franciscan Fran*cis"can, n. (R.C.Ch.) A monk or friar of the Order of St. Francis, a large and zealous order of mendicant monks founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi. They are called also Friars Minor; and in England, Gray Friars, because they wear a gray habit.

Meaning of Franciscan from wikipedia

- template Infobox organization is being considered for merging. › The Franciscans are a group of related mendicant religious orders within the Catholic...
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- considered for merging. › The Order of Friars Minor (also called the Franciscans, the Franciscan Order, or the Seraphic Order; postnominal abbreviation OFM) is...
- Franciscan Health, formerly Franciscan Alliance, is a healthcare system serving Indiana and parts of Illinois. It operates 14 hospitals and employs over...
- The Third Order of Saint Francis, is a third order in the Franciscan order. The preaching of Francis of ****isi, as well as his example, exercised such...
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- The Franciscan Crown (or Seraphic Rosary) is a rosary consisting of seven decades in commemoration of the Seven Joys of the Virgin, namely, the Annunciation...
- friars within the Catholic Church, among the chief offshoots of the Franciscans. The worldwide head of the Order, called the Minister General, is currently...
- Franciscan University of Steubenville is a private Catholic university in Steubenville, Ohio. The university had 2,716 students as of fall 2015, including...
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