franciscan franciscan  /fræn ˈsɪ skən/


  1. (n) a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order
  2. (adj) of or relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him

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  1. Tammy Algood: Enjoy fresh figs now, or preserve for later

    The Mission fig gets its name from Franciscan missionaries who planted it. Tammy T. Algood is a food marketing specialist and author of “Farm Fresh Southern Cooking” and “The Complete Southern Cookbook.”
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. Franciscan Health System expands its reach to Bonney Lake with new medical pavilion

    Tacoma’s Franciscan Medical System has expanded its reach in Eastern Pierce County with the opening of a new, three-story, 45,000-square-foot medical pavilion in Bonney Lake.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

  3. Franciscan Oaks facility in Denville named finalist in Healthcare Heroes program

    Franciscan Oaks, a continuing care retirement facility in Denville, and part of Saint Clare’s Health System, has been named a finalist in the Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility of the Year category in the 2013 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program. The...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Independent Press

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  1. "We will not stop until every San Franciscan has access to free wireless Internet service," Newsom said in his state-of-the-city address.
    on Oct 25, 2004 By: Mayor Gavin Newsom Source: Seattle Times

  2. "I have information he is hiding in a Franciscan monastery, and so the Catholic Church is protecting him. I have taken this up with the Vatican and the Vatican refuses totally to cooperate with us," UN chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte told...
    on Sep 21, 2005 By: Carla Del Ponte Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. "He was a man of extraordinary vision, leadership and wisdom," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement, describing Shorenstein as "a proud San Franciscan, a great American and a dear friend."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Kansas City Star

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