of or relating toSt. Francis or the Franciscans.
a member of the mendicant order founded by St. Francis in the 13th century.
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How to use Franciscan in a sentence
In December, Elon Musk tweeted a slightly risqué image of a Franciscan monk, eyes cast heavenward, hands clasped in prayer, trying to resist the sultry allure of Bitcoin.Why MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor Bet Company Cash on Bitcoin—and Wants Other Corporations to Join In | Eben Shapiro | March 21, 2021 | Time
By contrast, proximity to one of the Franciscan missions in the same region is unrelated to modern literacy—the Franciscans formed three centuries before the Reformation and hadn’t internalized Protestant values.Martin Luther Rewired Your Brain - Issue 96: Rewired | Joseph Henrich | February 17, 2021 | Nautilus
Eastwood took over from her, and before retiring at the age of 90, named dozens of species, including the Franciscan manzanita.How passion, luck and sweat saved some of North America’s rarest plants | Susan Milius | November 5, 2020 | Science News
He wore the hooded brown habit and sandals of a Franciscan Capuchin friar.Cardinal O'Malley: Pope Francis Knows Immigrants Are the Future of the Church | Christopher Dickey | June 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In one town, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like prisoners of war after burning their Franciscan school.
Preach often,” he urged his brothers in religion, according to Franciscan tradition, “and use words if necessary.
Eight centuries later, a smiling Father Paul was now preaching the gospel in the Franciscan way among the homeless.
The Franciscan claims he kept the seventh nail, but doesn't show it to Baglio or anyone else in the story.
Hitherto the discalced Franciscan religious of this province have had charge of their spiritual matters.
The three prisoners in question, as well as 11 Franciscan friars, were consequently placed in close confinement.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Christopher Davenport, died; a learned Englishman, who became a Franciscan, and published several theological works.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Roger Bacon, an eminently learned monk of the Franciscan order, died, aged 80.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
These rascals take good care to be non-sensational in their methods, and what the San Franciscan doesn't see doesn't worry him.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for Franciscan
a member of any of several Christian religious orders of mendicant friars or nuns tracing their origins back to Saint Francis of Assisi; a Grey Friar
(as modifier): a Franciscan friar
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