Origin of Franciscan
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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|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.
My good fathers of the Franciscan convent, received me like an old acquaintance, and shewed a kind concern at my illness.
How it is that the Franciscan fathers have not done away with it, or modified it, I cannot understand.Jerusalem Explored, Volume I--Text|Ermete Pierotti
As he recoiled, the Franciscan's hand went involuntarily to the breast of his gown, and then fell again to his side.Sir Mortimer|Mary Johnston
The Samgha resembled the Franciscan more than the other great Christian orders.History of Religion|Allan Menzies
After long search they discover a suitable exorcist in a young Franciscan monk of acknowledged purity of life.The Inferno|August Strindberg
- 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
1590s, "friar of the order founded in 1209 by St. Francis (Medieval Latin Franciscus) of Assisi" (1182-1226). Also as an adjective.