Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: WHITE FRIARS, 04-17-15
Posted on 04/17/2015 8:17:58 AM PDT by Salvation
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Carmelite friars so called because of their white habit and scapular. The term is also applied to Premonstratensians and White Canons.
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Grey Friars: Friars Minor (Franciscans - OFM)
Black Friars: Dominicans
So many places in Britain are named for them - you've got Greyfriars Bobby the little terrier in Edinburgh, and Richard III was hastily buried in the Greyfriars Priory in Leicester, the Whitefriars in Coventry, and on and on . . .
Henry VIII has a lot to answer for.
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