Friars of the Sack or Penance
   See (Fratres de) Penitentia.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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  • (Fratres de) Penitentia —    An order of Friars, called fratres de Penitencia Jesu Christi, and sometimes Friars of the Sack, or Penance, because of the sackcloth they wore. A branch of the Franciscans (Newcourt, I. 515).    Stow says they were in England in 1257 (279 80) …   Dictionary of London

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