Poor Clares

Poor Clares
Franciscan Fran*cis"can, a. [LL. Franciscus Francis: cf. F. franciscain.] (R. C. Ch.) Belonging to the Order of St. Francis of the Franciscans. [1913 Webster]

{Franciscan Brothers}, pious laymen who devote themselves to useful works, such as manual labor schools, and other educational institutions; -- called also {Brothers of the Third Order of St. Francis}.

{Franciscan Nuns}, nuns who follow the rule of St. Francis, esp. those of the Second Order of St. Francis, -- called also {Poor Clares} or {Minoresses}.

{Franciscan Tertiaries}, the Third Order of St. Francis. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Poor Clares — Fresco of Saint Clare and sisters of her order, church of San Damiano, Assisi …   Wikipedia

  • POOR CLARES —    a ROMAN CATHOLIC Order of NUNS founded by FRANCIS OF ASSISI and his DISCIPLE Clare between 1212 and 1214 on the FRANCISCAN model …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Poor Clares —    Members of the order founded by St francis of assisi and St Clare in the early thirteenth century …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Poor Clares — the female branch of the Franciscan order, maintaining an enclosed monastic life rather than one equivalent to that of the friars …   Medieval glossary

  • Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration — The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration are a branch of the Poor Clares, a contemplative order of nuns in the Franciscan tradition. Founded in France in 1854 by Marie Claire Bouillevaux, the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration are cloistered nuns… …   Wikipedia

  • Capuchin Poor Clares — The Capuchin Poor Clares were founded in Naples, Italy, in 1538, by Ven. Maria Laurentia Longo. The Capuchin Poor Clares follow the original ideals of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare of Assisi.External links* [http://www.capuchins.org/sisters …   Wikipedia

  • Poor Clare — ▪ religious order also called  Clarissine, or Clarisse,         any order of nuns descending from the Franciscan order founded at Assisi, Italy, in 1212 by St. Clare of Assisi (Clare of Assisi, Saint) (1194–1253), a noblewoman who took a vow of… …   Universalium

  • Poor Clare Convent (Gravelines) — Venerable Mary Ward, I.B.V.M., (1585 – 1645), who founded the community in 1607. The Convent of Poor Clares at Gravelines in the Spanish Netherlands (now in northern France), was a community of English nuns of the Order of St. Clare,commonly… …   Wikipedia

  • poor clare — noun Usage: usually capitalized P&C : a nun of an order founded early in the 13th century at Assisi by St. Clare under the direction of St. Francis * * * Poor Clare see under ↑Clare • • • Main Entry: ↑poor * * * Poor Clare «klair», a member of an …   Useful english dictionary

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