1910 New Catholic Dictionary
Name applied to the Friars Minor of the Regular Observance, one of the branches of the Franciscan Order. Incorporated in the single Order of Friars Minor by Pope Leo XIII's Bull "Felicitate quadam," 1891.
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Entry for 'Observants'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/o/observants.html. 1910.