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Francis of Assisi and the Mendicant Orders

Lecture no. 14 from the course: Years that Changed History: 1215

Francis of Assisi and the Mendicant Orders

Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

As you may recall, the Fourth Lateran Council attempted to curb the formation of new monastic orders, yet the Church soon after granted an exception for the Franciscans and the Dominicans. Dive into the background of these orders, meet St. Francis of Assisi, and see how his life inspired the creation of a new religious order.


July 14, 2019