Just recently, a 6-yr-old said: “Daddy, why in the English Mass does the priest have his back to Jesus the whole time?”[Ex ore infantium… – Fr. Z]
They're Dominicans! Friars, not monks!
Thanks, Father.For those really interested, my good pal Wiki always seems to have the correct answer:Friars differ from monks in that they are called to a life of poverty in service to a community, rather than cloistered asceticism and devotion. Whereas monks live cloistered away from the world in a self-sufficient community, friars are supported by donations or other charitable support.
Similar distiction to be made between "nun" and "religious sister."
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