Reformati

A reform branch of the Friars Minor of the Stricter Observance, organized by Francis of Jesi and Bernardine of Asti, and sanctioned by Pope Clement VII in 1532. Statutes were drawn up in 1642, and the reform spread in central Europe during the 17th century. The Reformati were incorporated in the Order of Friars Minor in 1897.

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