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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

- The Franciscans are a group of related mendicant religious orders within the Catholic Church, founded in 1209 by Saint Francis of ****isi. These orders...
- Franciscan Ceramics are ceramic tableware and tile products produced by Gladding, McBean & Co. in Los Angeles, California, from 1934–1962, International...
- Franciscan Health, formerly Franciscan Alliance, is a healthcare system serving Indiana and parts of Illinois. It operates 14 hospitals and employs over...
- Franciscan Church is the name of several churches belonging to the Franciscans, e.g.: Franciscan Church, Eisenstadt Franciscan Church, Graz Franciscan...
- The Order of Friars Minor (also called the Franciscans, the Franciscan Order, or the Seraphic Order; postnominal abbreviation OFM) is a mendicant Catholic...
- The Franciscan Complex or Franciscan ****emblage is a geologic term for a late Mesozoic terrane of heterogeneous rocks found throughout the California Coast...
- Franciscan Sisters can refer to: Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist Franciscan Sisters of Mary Franciscan Sisters...
- Franciscan monastery or Franciscan friary may refer to a great number of locations, including: Franciscan Friary, Baja, in Baja, Hungary Franciscan Monastery...
- The Secular Franciscan Order (Latin: Ordo Francisc**** Saecularis, postnominal abbreviation O.F.S.) is the third branch of the Franciscan Family formed...
- is a religious order of Franciscan friars within the Catholic Church, one of two "First Orders" that sprang from the Franciscan Friars Minor Observant...
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