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2013-12-31 12:23:11

Largest Group in the US to Lead Followers through 90 Insta-Prayers for the first 90 Days of 2014 NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province, the largest province of the world-wide Order of Friars Minor (O.F.M.), today announce the beginning of 90 days of Insta-Inspiration! Starting today, the Franciscan's Brother Finias, a humorous illustrated friar character, will lead followers through "90 Prayers for 90 Days," a daily prayer intention that...

Richard III Dig Site May Also Hold Beheaded Friars
2013-07-10 07:16:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As work continues at the Grey Friars church dig site where University of Leicester archaeologists earlier discovered the remains of King Richard III, excavators are hoping to uncover a more gruesome burial. A group of friars who were beheaded for treason by King Henry IV in 1402 may have been buried at the church site, some 80 years before Richard III was hastily buried with neither coffin nor shroud. While researchers were...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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