friar friar  /f ˈraɪ ər/


  • (n) a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms


  • Italians quickly noted the symbolism of the location: members of the P2 Lodge dress in black and call one another friar.


  • Relics of St. Anthony of Padua, Italy, visit Marytown in Libertyville

    A Libertyville pilgrimage site for Roman Catholics is celebrating the visit of relics of a saint known for his advocacy for the poor. Marytown was the only suburban site chosen in a nine-day tour of the relics of St. Anthony of Padua in Illinois and Wisconsin. “It’s an honor,” Friar Steve McKinley said. “Even if you’re not Roman Catholic.”
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Deerfield Review

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  1. Wenger said: "I am not closer to it. Now Ken Friar is helping me out and it will go on until July like that and then we will see. In the middle of the transfer market now it is very difficult to appoint somebody. I was thinking at first to do it as...
    on May 11, 2007 By: Arsene Wenger Source:

  2. At an open-air mass in Sao Paulo's Campo de Marte, the Pope said: "Let us give thanks to God for the lasting benefits obtained through the powerful evangelising influence that the Holy Spirit impressed upon so many souls through Frei (Friar)...
    on May 11, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source:

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