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- n. A layman who is a member of a brotherhood without the intention to become a priest.
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- adj. one received into a convent of monks under the three vows, but not in holy orders.
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Clement, in 1350, granted this exemption to the lay brother Gentile da Spoleto, a companion of Giovanni, but Gentile gathered together such a disorderly rabble, including some of the heretical Fraticelli, that the privilege was withdrawn (1354), he was expelled from the order (1355), and cast into prison.
Oviedo, taken to Rome and imprisoned in the Castle of Sant 'Angelo, the priest Juan de Causadas, and the Carmelite lay brother Juan de
+ 1648: Gerald FitzGibbon, cleric, and David Fox, lay brother at
Almost all the other patrons of the drug in those times appear to have been directly influenced by de Lugo; as, for instance, the lay brother Pietro Paolo Pucciarini, S.J. (1600-1661), apothecary in the Jesuit college at Rome, who undoubtedly deserves the greatest credit after de Lugo for distributing the genuine unadulterated article, and to whom are attributed the Roman directions for its use (schedula Romana), the earliest dating at least from 1651.
The one who distinguished himself most in teaching the Indians was the lay brother Pedro de Gante, kinsman of the Emperor Charles V.
In the meantime a lay brother had perished in a prairie fire, and another, Brother Jose
Three Flemish Franciscans, among them the famous lay brother Peter of Ghent (Pedro de Gante), kinsman of the Emperor Charles V, had preceeded the first twelve Franciscans who formally took possession of the missions in 1524.
Seven priests and three lay brothers of Bishop Scalabrini's institute left Italy, on 12 July, 1888, of whom two priests and one lay brother were bound for New York, five priests and two lay brothers for various parts of Brazil.