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The begging of alms, for support according to rule, by mendicant Friars Minor, Capuchins, and the Poor Clares; and by religious communities like the Little Sisters of the Poor, who collect food and clothing for those under their care.

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

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