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...
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