Recollects

A reform branch of the Observant Friars Minor. Franz Dozieck, formerly a Capuchin, gave permanence to the recollection-houses in France, monasteries to which the friars might withdraw to devote themselves to prayer and penance. From 1606, the Recollects had provinces of their own. In 1897 they were incorporated in the Order of Friars Minor.

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