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  • He is a Franciscan monk.
  • A few women, looking cold and forlorn in the howling San Franciscan wind, stumble down the sidewalk toward some destination only they know.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Like the wraith, Hades was dressed in the habit of a Franciscan monk, which Nico found vaguely disturbing.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I nodded at the Franciscan to do as he said, and the monk quickly muffled the hot cup of oil in a folded towel, then carried it away down the hall.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • The Franciscans.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Holy Franciscan friar! brother, ho!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • Our house was a fourteen-room typical San Franciscan post-Earthquake affair.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Priests come to the school to recruit us for the foreign missions, Redemptorists, Franciscans, Holy Ghost Fathers, all converting the distant heathen.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • I wish we had something like the Augustines or the Franciscans.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • They were all round here, they fairly swarmed, booted and barefooted, shaven, bearded, gray, black, white, Franciscans, Minims, Capuchins, Carmelites, Little Augustines, Great Augustines, old Augustines—there was no end of them.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • As the car clanked through the financial district, San Franciscans showered them with cigars, money, and congratulations.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • When he told the lady on the till upstairs, they said it was called Tuck and he was a ghost of a Franciscan friar who used to live in the monastery which was on the same site hundreds of years ago, which was why the shopping center was called Greyfriars Shopping Center, and they were used to him and not frightened at all.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • There were monks and friars and abbots of every description, standing about in sandals among the knights, whose armour flashed by candlelight There was even a Franciscan bishop, wearing grey, with a red hat.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • But to our Franciscan there was no element of doubt in the experiment.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Now she entered the church depressed and humiliated, not even able to remember whether it was built by the Franciscans or the Dominicans.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Furthermore, the parish priest arranged for her to travel under the care of a group of Franciscan nuns who were going to Toledo, where they hoped to find dependable people to accompany her to Belgium.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Here were ruins of a Franciscan priory, and a mill attached to the same, the water of which roared down a back-hatch like the voice of desolation.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Tuesday for dinner at the old Franciscan.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Where San Franciscans saw an urban nuisance, Charles Howard saw opportunity.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • As he passed the Rue de la Huchette, the odor of those admirable spits, which were incessantly turning, tickled his olfactory apparatus, and he bestowed a loving glance toward the Cyclopean roast, which one day drew from the Franciscan friar, Calatagirone, this pathetic exclamation: ~Veramente, queste rotisserie sono cosa stupenda~!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Here pilgrims roam, that strayed so far to seek In Golgotha him dead, who lives in Heaven; And they, who to be sure of Paradise, Dying, put on the weeds of Dominick, Or in Franciscan think to pass disguised; They pass the planets seven, and pass the fixed, And that crystalling sphere whose balance weighs The trepidation talked, and that first moved; And now Saint Peter at Heaven’s wicket seems To wait them with his keys, and now at foot Of Heaven’s ascent they lift their feet, when lo…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • "I should be glad of any treatment that would cure me without reducing me to a skeleton, like poor Grainger," said Mr. Vincy, the mayor, a florid man, who would have served for a study of flesh in striking contrast with the Franciscan tints of Mr. Bulstrode.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • San Franciscans were amused but voted for someone else.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Do you mean Roger Bacon, the Franciscan friar?
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • This country was evangelized in fifteen hundred, by the Franciscan Fathers.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • I’m a Franciscan, okay?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She is a graduate of Harvard and New York Medical College, where her favorite professor was a Franciscan priest who taught anatomy.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • He was wearing a mechanic’s overalls and Franciscan sandals without socks,, and he had a huge black beard that reached halfway down his chest.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Our ecclesiastic here can confirm for you that the world of the medio evo is not complete if Franciscan mysticism lacks the opposing pole of Thomistic insight.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Sol Bloom, back in California, took his quest for a concession for his Algerian Village to an influential San Franciscan, Mike De Young, publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle and one of the exposition’s national commissioners.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • There were portraits of men with large, melancholy eyes which seemed to say you knew not what; there were long monks in the Franciscan habit or in the Dominican, with distraught faces, making gestures whose sense escaped you; there was an Assumption of the Virgin; there was a Crucifixion in which the painter by some magic of feeling had been able to suggest that the flesh of Christ’s dead body was not human flesh only but divine; and there was an Ascension in which the Saviour seemed…
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The director had begun to speak of the dominican and franciscan orders and of the friendship between saint Thomas and saint Bonaventure.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Two years had done little to pacify the San Franciscan hostility for the automobile.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • This Franciscan had considerable success, with his tales of pious Indian converts and struggling missions.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • While San Franciscans were reading his obituary in several papers, the decidedly undead Neves rode like a man possessed, finishing second or third on all five of his mounts.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • But not at all; the hairy Franciscan pounced upon one of the best in the collection; a young St. Francis in meditation, by El Greco, and the model for the saint was one of the very handsome Dukes of Albuquerque.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • By a series of coincidences so extraordinary that one almost suspects the presence of some Intention, this little red-haired Franciscan from Northern Italy happened to be in Peru converting the Indians and happened to witness the accident.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • —I believe, continued the director, that there is some talk now among the capuchins themselves of doing away with it and following the example of the other franciscans.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • He wore a Franciscan’s brown gown, and his hair was clipped short.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • The Church the Franciscan Fathers planted here was cut off; this is the second growth, and is indigenous.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Out on my arse jobless and a mother to support that’s ninety-two and a daily communicant in the Franciscan church.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • He took his Franciscan vows in 1961 and was ordained as a priest in 1970.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • I ride from Redemptorists to Jesuits to Augustinians to Dominicans to Franciscans.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • I cycle to the Franciscan church to pray for Theresa.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • He drank the wine slowly, as the Franciscan helped me to change the stained bandages, smoothing fresh marigold ointment over the wounds.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He was as austere as a Franciscan.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • I slip the telegram under the door and cycle back down to the Franciscan church to beg for the repose of Theresa’s soul.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • The Franciscan smiled.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He whispered into the Franciscan’s ear such thoughts and anecdotes as belied the notion of a guided world.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Returning from the refectory a bit later, I spotted a trim figure in the black robes of a Franciscan, crossing the courtyard toward the cloister.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
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