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mendicant


  • n  a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
  • n  a pauper who lives by begging
  • s  practicing beggary
    mendicant friars

  • The taxman was inclined to tax the mendicants in town after hoarded money was discovered accidentally in the mendicant's shanty. .
  • No matter that the fan shouting alongside is mandarin or mendicant, from the mainland or local born, a great-great-grandma with bound feet or a bare-bottomed tot, the voices are one.
  • Like the Buddha, he once enjoyed a princely existence, but after losing an eye in a freak accident, he left his well-born wife and young child to travel as a virtual mendicant .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    March 12, 2014 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    March 11, 2014 - Fox News
  • 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.
    March 11, 2014 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Simon Jenkins in WalesOnline
    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...

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