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Mendicancy Among The Early Saints Of The Begging Orders

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This chapter traces the development of the Franciscan Order from its humble beginnings as a lay apostolic poverty movement through its later growth and clericalization. It examines the factors that led Franciscans to adopt the task of inquisition as their own, as well as the ways Franciscans might have understood their inquisitorial service, by placing inquisitorial service within the context of the Order's vow of obedience. Apostolic poverty movements filled very real spiritual and social needs at a moment of religious and economic change within medieval society. Francis and his followers desired to live according to a strict interpretation of apostolic poverty founded in his frankly literal interpretation of the Gospel. The Franciscan Rule attempted to articulate Francis's charism, giving the brothers a particular vision and mission to which to aspire in their life of mendicancy.

Keywords:Apostolic poverty; Franciscan Order; inquisitorial service; mendicancy



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