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friar

f rahy er

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

  • The Florentine artist filippino Lippi was the product of a scandalous 15th century love affair: his father, Filippo, an artist and Carmelite friar, was chaplain of Santa Margarita .
  • Italians quickly noted the symbolism of the location: members of the P2 Lodge dress in black and call one another friar.
  • But one day in 1918, the Capuchin friar looked at his hands and what he saw terrified him so that he fainted; the frightened monks who came to help crossed themselves and called .
News & Articles

  • 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.”
    June 10, 2013 - Deerfield Review
Quotes

  • Arsene Wenger in Sportinglife.co.za
    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...
  • Pope Benedict XVI in NEWS.com.au
    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)...

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