The Word Among Us

Lent 2016 Issue

Beggars for Christ

The Church’s Mendicant Tradition

By: Jim Cavnar

Beggars for Christ: The Church’s Mendicant Tradition by Jim Cavnar

Like St. Francis of Assisi before her, St. Jeanne Jugan relied on daily begging, or “collecting,” to obtain the resources for her charitable mission to the indigent elderly.

Like the Franciscans, Carmelites, Dominicans, and Augustinians, the Little Sisters of the Poor are mendicants—one of hundreds of religious...

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