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Franciscan

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Definition relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him
  • He is a Franciscan monk.
  • Holy Franciscan friar! brother, ho!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • San Franciscans were amused but voted for someone else.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • I wish we had something like the Augustines or the Franciscans.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • 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
  • Our house was a fourteen-room typical San Franciscan post-Earthquake affair.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tuesday for dinner at the old Franciscan.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • 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
  • 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
  • Like the wraith, Hades was dressed in the habit of a Franciscan monk, which Nico found vaguely disturbing.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Do you mean Roger Bacon, the Franciscan friar?
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • 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
  • But to our Franciscan there was no element of doubt in the experiment.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Where San Franciscans saw an urban nuisance, Charles Howard saw opportunity.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • This country was evangelized in fifteen hundred, by the Franciscan Fathers.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • 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

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