The Friar from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Friar

The Friar from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Carthusian Order, also called the Order of St. Bruno, is a Roman Catholic religious order of enclosed monastics. The order was founded by Saint Bruno of Cologne in 1084 and includes both monks and nuns. The order has its own Rule, called the Statutes, rather than the Rule of St Benedict (as is often erroneously reported) and combines eremitical and cenobitic life.

A Carthusian

The Carthusian Order, also called the Order of St. Bruno, is a Roman Catholic religious order of enclosed…

"A Frate della Misericordia. MISERICORDIA, the name of a society (of laymen) in Florence, founded in the 13th century, who tend the poor sick, carry victims of accident or disease to the hospitals, and the dead to their burial. Members of all classes of the community, including the highest, are enrolled in this charitable association; and their somber and forbidding costume-- a dark monastic dress, with the cowl pulled down over the face so that the eyes merely peep through little holes." -Hazeltine, 1894

Frate della Misericordia

"A Frate della Misericordia. MISERICORDIA, the name of a society (of laymen) in Florence, founded in…

Albertus Magnus was also known as Albert of Cologne and Saint Albert the Great. Magnus was a great German philosopher and theologian of the Middle Ages.

Albertus Magnus

Albertus Magnus was also known as Albert of Cologne and Saint Albert the Great. Magnus was a great German…