Religious Orders
The Name of the Rose was set in a Benedictine monastery during a time of conflict between many religious orders and the Pope John XXII, a Benedictine novice accompanies a learned Franciscan to the abbey where strange goings-on have been ... going on! Religious Orders
  • Benedictine: The general name for Monks who follow the Rule of St.Benedict. The Benedictines maintained that poverty is not advisable for persons living in a religious community, but common possessions are necessary.
  • Franciscans: An order of friars who follow the teachings of St.Francis, belonging to the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor. The Franciscans argued that the Church should not possess material things.
  • Dolcinians (Apostolici): This group was started by Fra Dolcino who proclaimed that he had received a message from the Holy Spirit declaring that the Apostolici were the chosen church, not the church as led by the Pope. The most extreme members were known to pillage and murder in the communities near where they lived or camped. They used their self-righteous poverty as an excuse to destroy. Because others were not living in poverty they were sinful. This order took it upon themselves to punish those sinners. They twisted the original doctrine and became outlaws. Dolcino was executed in 1307.

Vocations: Men's Communities Primary International Orders

Barnabites (Clerics Regular of St. Paul)
Benedictine (Order of Saint Benedict, OSB)
Carmelite Priests and Brothers (O.Carm)
Carthusian Order ( O.Cart.)
Cistercians Benedictines (O.Cist)
Crosier (Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross)
Discalced Carmelite Friars (OCD)
Dominicans (Order of Preachers)
Franciscans OFM (Order of Friars Minor )
Franciscans OFM Conv, (Order of Friars Minor, Conventuals)
Franciscans OFM Cap (Capuchin Franciscans)
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)
Maryknoll Priests & Brothers
Norbertines (Canons Regular of Prémontré)
Pallottine Order
Redemptorists (Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer C.S.s.R)
Salvatorians (Society of the Divine Saviour)
Salesians (of Don Bosco)
Salesians (Oblates of Francis de Sales)
Servites (Order of Friar Servants of Mary)
Trappist (Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance)
Vincentians (Congregation of the Mission)

Two cannibals meet one day. The first cannibal says, "You know, I just can't seem to get a tender Missionary. I've baked them, I've roasted them, I've stewed them, I've barbecued them, I've tried every sort of marinade. I just cannot seem to get them tender."
The second cannibal asks, "What kind of Missionary do you use?"
The other replied, "You know, the ones that hang out at that place at the bend of the river. They have those brown cloaks with a rope around the waist and they're sort of bald on top with a funny ring of hair on their heads."
"Ah, ha!" the second cannibal replies. "No wonder ... those are friars!" Copyleft © No rights reserved. KSPark, 2003

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