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  • n. Plural form of Franciscan.


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  • And we hereby want to hold up for public censure the writer of one of the big-selling guidebooks who wrote, in what must have been a headlong dash through Mexico, that the logo of the Franciscans is the skull-and-crossbones - as if they were pirates!

    My Computer-type Mentality

  • But would we label Franciscans or Jesuits as “cults”?

    The perfect phrase - The Panda's Thumb

  • But we need to tell you that on Thursday, October 29, the day before, that's the day that we called the Franciscans, wanted to interview Reverend William Spencer, who is their boss in St. Louis.

    CNN Transcript Nov 27, 2009

  • The Waldensians and the Franciscans were the two greatest exponents of these ideas.


  • Till 1542 the Franciscans were the only regular missionaries in India, though they had the cooperation of some secular priests, as Father Pedro Gonsalves, Vicar of Santa Cruz church in the city of Cochin, and father Miguel Vaz, a zealous preacher of the Faith, as well as of some isolated members of other religious communities, who had come out as chaplains to the fleets

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • In Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was separated from the Bosnian province in 1847 and elevated to the rank of a province in 1892, the Franciscans were the first missionaries and pastors, and these countries are still almost entirely under the spiritual guidance of the order, practically all the bishops having been Franciscans.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • When the conquest had been effected, and order restored, the Franciscans were the first to offer themselves for the work.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Orsini, he was invited by the sovereign pontiff to give his opinion regarding the other famous question discussed between the Dominicans and Franciscans, that is, concerning the poverty of Jesus Christ and that of the Apostles.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • The Franciscans are my nearest neighbours on the north and on the south is my neighbour Mr. Epstein, a Russian Jewish farmer.

    From the Bottom Up

  • Fratres Minores; and often they are called Franciscans, or the Friars of St. Francis.

    A Child's Book of Saints


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