|AdminHistory||The Franciscan order, the largest religious order in the Roman Catholic Church, was founded in the early 13th century by St Francis of Assisi (1181/82-1226), and comprises three orders: the First Order (priests and lay brothers who have sworn to lead a life of prayer, preaching, and penance), divided into three independent branches, the Friars Minor, the Friars Minor Conventual, and the Friars Minor Capuchin; the Second Order (cloistered nuns who belong to the Order of St Clare, known as Poor Clares); and the Third Order (religious and lay men and women who try to emulate Saint Francis' spirit in performing works of teaching, charity, and social service). |
This manuscript was written in Italy, probably in the Veneto and probably between 1467 and 1474.
|CustodialHistory||The volume bears the bookplates of (1) Conte Paolo Vimercati-Sozzi and (2) Walter Seton, former College Secretary. Following Seton's death, a fund was raised to buy books of Franciscan interest from his collection |