RLG100 - Lecture 29 - - FRANCISCAN ORDER BY FRANCIS FROM...

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- F RANCISCAN O RDER BY F RANCIS FROM A SSISI IN I TALY - LIVED IN 12 TH CENTURY ; (1182-1226) SON OF A MERCHANT , BUT RETHOUGHT PRIORITIES IN HIS 20 S . D URING HIS ILLNESS EXPERIENCED A CALL FROM G OD - A DREAM IN WHICH G OD WAS CALLING HIM TO REPAIR HIS CHURCH - TOOK IT LITERALLY AND INVESTED HIMSELF IN LITERAL REPAIRING OF CHURCHES AND RENNOVATION , LATER REALIZED THIS WAS SPIRITUAL RENNOVATION - AND THUS BECAME A MONK AND FOUND F RANCISCAN ORDER . O N PILGRIMAGE TO R OME , SAW BEGGARS NEAR S T P ETER ' S C ATHEDRAL , WAS MOVED , AND SPENT A DAY AS ONE OF THEM ; UPON RETURN TO A SSISI HE ESTABLISHED OWN ORDER THAT RECEIVED APPROVAL FROM P OPE IN 1209 EMPHASIZED POVERTY ; PART OF M ENDICANT ORDERS - WHICH INVOLVED BEGGING OR WORKING FOR A LIVING , AND WERE IN CITIES TO SERVE PEOPLE ( EMERGED BECAUSE OF INCREASING POVERTY IN CITIES IN 13 TH CENTURY ) C LARA OF A SSISI ESTABLISHED A F RANCISCAN WOMAN ' S ORDER CALLED P OOR C LARES IN 1212 CALLED G RAY F RIARS ( IN E NGLAND WORE GRAY , EVEN
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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