FRANCISCANS

Members of the Order of Friars Minor (O.F.M.), an order founded by St. Francis of Assisi in the 13th century. The order was the first to establish missions in Mexico after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire and eventually would establish missions in northern Mexico, Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Baja California and finally Alta Califor......

Franciscans

Franciscans (frănsis'kunz) , members of several Roman Catholic religious orders following the rule of St. Francis (approved by Honorius III, 1223). There are now three organizations of Franciscan friars: the Friars Minor [Lat. abbr., O.F.M.] (the second largest order in the Roman Catholic ...
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Franciscans

Monastic order founded by Francis of Assisi in 1210 CE.
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