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1775Capuchin monks  
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  • Members of the Catholic Capuchin Order, which emerged as a branch of the Franciscan Order and subsequently was recognised as an autonomous order in 1528. The main characteristic of Capuchin monks was the emphasis on leading a frugal life in a framework of poverty, which they viewed as a revival of the rule of St. Francis. During the Counter-Reformation the Capuchin monks played a significant role in the Catholic Church's counteroffensive with their missionary work, their preaching and their providing succour to the lower social strata, particularly during outbreaks of epidemics.
SOURCE
  • Johnston & Kleinhenz 2015
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Tzedopoulos Giorgos (AA)
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https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/1775
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