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(Conventuals, Black Franciscans, Cordeliers; Ordo Fratrum Minorum Conventualium, OFMConv) are an independent Franciscan order (Franciscans). Within the general movement of the “Minor Brothers,” soon after the death of Francis of Assisi a wing developed that increasingly lived together in larger communities (convents), carried out pastoral work (esp. in towns, where the convent church of the Minorites became a paraparochial centre of worship), and worked decisively in an apostolic manner, which brought about th…

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Eder, Manfred, “Minorites”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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