mendicant mendicant

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
  2. (n) a pauper who lives by begging
  3. (adj) practicing beggary

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • The taxman was inclined to tax the mendicants in town after hoarded money was discovered accidentally in the mendicant's shanty. .

News

  1. Pope's Franciscans kick-start restoration effort

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, founded his order of mendicant friars in the 13th century after receiving a calling from God to "rebuild my church." Some 800 years later, St. Francis' followers are rebuilding his church in the ancient tradition of door-to-door begging that St. Francis championed — but with a very modern twist.
    on March 12, 2014     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Pope's namesake Franciscan friars kick-start modern mendicant campaign to 'rebuild my church'

    Pope Francis' namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, founded his order of mendicant friars in the 13th century after receiving a calling from God to "rebuild my church." Some 800 years later, St. Francis' followers are rebuilding his church in the ancient tradition of door-to-door begging that St. Francis championed — but with a very modern twist.
    on March 12, 2014     Source: Fox News

  3. Pope's Franciscans kick-start fundraising effort

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, founded his order of mendicant friars in the 13th century after receiving a calling from God to "rebuild my church." Some 800 years later, St. Francis' followers are rebuilding his church in the ancient tradition of door-to-door begging that St. Francis championed — but with a very modern twist.
    on March 12, 2014     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  • "It is hard to imagine this place as it must once have been, bustling with herdsmen. pilgrims, invalids and perhaps a mendicant friar," says Jenkins. "There are no trees. The graves are flat chest tombs, as if any headstone would be blown...
    on Nov 28, 2008 By: Simon Jenkins Source: WalesOnline

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