The mendicant monks stirred up the populace to acts of fanatical enmity.
Mistress of the entire Christian organism, Rome thus gained control of international education, and the mendicant monks who formed her devoted militia lost no time in monopolizing the professorial chairs.
Faqir - names originally designating only the mendicant orders).
For this reason, and because almost from the beginning the term "hermits" became a misnomer (for they abandoned the deserts and lived conventually in towns), they ranked among the friars, and became the fourth of the mendicant orders.
Their mendicant members, usually known as Vairagis, are, like the general body of the sect, drawn from all castes without distinction.