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AMADEANS

A reform of the Friars Minor in Lombardy led by Amadeus of Portugal about 1740. Pope Pius V suppressed the movement, for the sake of unity, by distributing its members among other Franciscan communities.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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