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Félix, Célestin Joseph - French Jesuit, b. at Neuville-sur-l' Escaut (Nord), 28 June 1810; d. at Lille, 7 July, 1891. He ...
Fénelon, François de Salignac de la Mothe- - A celebrated French bishop and author, b. in the Château de Fénelon in ...
Féval, Paul-Henri-Corentin - Novelist, b. at Rennes, 27 September, 1817; d. in Paris, 8 March 1887. He belonged to an old ...
Förster, Arnold - German entomologist; b. at Aachen, 20 Jan., 1810; d. in the same city, 12 Aug., 1884. His father ...
Führich, Joseph - (Born 1800; died 1876.) Joseph Führich was as Catholic in his art as in his life. He was ...
Fünfkirchen - ( Hungarian PÉCS, QUINQUE ECCLESIENSIS) Located in Hungary, in the ecclesiastical ...
Fürstenberg, Franz Friedrich Wilhelm von - A statesman and educator, b. 7 August, 1729, at Herdringen in Westphalia ; d. 16 September, 1810, ...
Façade - The face or front of any building. In ecclesiastical architecture the term is generally used to ...
Faa di Bruno, Francesco - An Italian mathematician and priest, born at Alessandria, 7 March, 1825; died at Turin, 26 ...
Faber, Felix - German writer, born about 1441 at Zurich, of a famous family commonly known as Schmid; died in ...
Faber, Frederick William - Oratorian and devotional writer, b. 28 June, 1814, at Calverley, Yorkshire, England ; d. in ...
Faber, Johann - Theologian, b. at Leutkirch, in Swabia, 1478; d. in Vienna, 21 May, 1541. He studied ...
Faber, Johann - Johann Faber of Heilbronn, controversialist and preacher; b. 1504, at Heilbronn in Wittenberg ; ...
Faber, Johann Augustanus - Theologian, born at Fribourg, Switzerland, c. 1470; died about 1531. He entered the Dominican ...
Faber, Matthias - Writer and preacher, born at Altomünster, Germany, 24 February, 1586; died at Tyrnau, 26 ...
Faber, Peter, Saint - Born 13 April, 1506, at Villaret, Savoy ; died 1 Aug., 1546, in Rome. As a child he tended his ...
Faber, Philip - (Or Fabri.) Theologian, philosopher and noted commentator of Duns Scotus ; born in 1564, at ...
Fabian, Pope Saint - (FABIANUS) Pope (236-250), the extraordinary circumstances of whose election is related by ...
Fabiola, Saint - A Roman matron of rank, died 27 December, 399 or 400. She was one of the company of noble Roman ...
Fabre, Joseph - Second Superior General of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, born 14 November, 1824, at Cuges, ...
Fabri, Honoré - (Lefèvre.) Jesuit, theologian, b. about 1607 in the Department of Ain, France ; d. at ...
Fabri, Philip - (Or Fabri.) Theologian, philosopher and noted commentator of Duns Scotus ; born in 1564, at ...
Fabriano and Matelica - Diocese of Fabriano and Matelica (Fabrianensis et Mathelicensis). Fabriano, a city in the ...
Fabrica Ecclesiæ - A Latin term, meaning, etymologically, the construction of a church, but in a broader sense the ...
Fabricius, Hieronymus - (Surnamed ab Aquapendente ). Distinguished Italian anatomist and surgeon, b. in the little ...
Fabyan, Robert - English chronicler, died 28 February, 1513. He was a London clothier, a member of the Drapers' ...
Facciolati, Jacopo - Lexicographer and philologist, b. at Torreglia, near Padua, Italy, 4 Jan., 1682; d. at Padua, 26 ...
Fact, Dogmatic - (1) Definition By a dogmatic fact , in wider sense, is meant any fact connected with a dogma ...
Faculties of the Soul - I. MEANING Whatever doctrine one may hold concerning the nature of the human soul and its ...
Faculties, Canonical - ( Latin Facultates ) In law, a faculty is the authority, privilege, or permission, to ...
Facundus of Hermiane - A sixth-century Christian author, Bishop of Hermiane in Africa, about whose career very little ...
Faenza - DIOCESE OF FAENZA (FAVENTINA) Diocese in the province of Ravenna (Central Italy ), suffragan ...
Fagnani, Prospero - Canonist, b. in Italy, place and date of birth uncertain; d. in 1678. Some writers place his ...
Fagnano, Guilio Carlo de' Toschi di - Mathematician, born at Sinigaglia, Italy, 26 September, 1682; died there 18 May, 1766. He made ...
Faillon, Etienne-Michel - Historian, born at Tarascon, France, 3 January, 1800; died at Paris, 25 October, 1870. He studied ...
Faith - I. THE MEANING OF THE WORD ( Pistis , fides). In the Old Testament , the Hebrew means ...
Faith, Hope, and Charity (Saints) - The names of two groups of Roman martyrs around whom a considerable amount of legendary lore has ...
Faith, The Rule of - The word rule ( Latin regula , Gr. kanon ) means a standard by which something can be ...
Faithful, The - ( Latin fideles , from fides , faith.) Those who have bound themselves to a religious ...
Falco, Juan Conchillos - Painter, b. at Valencia of an ancient noble family in 1641; d. 14 May, 1711. He was a pupil of ...
Faldstool - (Latin faldistorium ; also facistorium, faudestolus, faudestola ). A movable folding ...
Falkner, Thomas - Born 6 Oct., 1707; died 30 Jan., 1784. He was the son of Thomas Falkner, a Manchester ...
Fall River - DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER (RIVERORMENSIS), U.S.A. A suffragan see of the Province of Boston ; ...
Fallopio, Gabriello - Anatomist, "one of the most important of the many-sided physicians of the sixteenth century" ...
Falloux du Coudray - Frédéric Alfred Pierre, Vicomte de Falloux du Coudray Born at Angers, 7 March, ...
False Decretals - (The Decretals of the Pseudo-Isidore) False Decretals is a name given to certain apocryphal ...
Falsity - ( Latin Falsitas .) A perversion of truth originating in the deceitfulness of one party, and ...
Famagusta - A titular see in the Island of Cyprus. The name appears to be derived from the Greek ...
Familiars - Strictly speaking, seculars subject to a master's authority and maintained at his expense. In this ...
Family - A term derived from the Latin, famulus , servant, and familia , household servants, or the ...
Fano - (FANENSIS.) Fano, the ancient Fanum Fortunæ, a city of the Marches in the province of ...
Fanon - A shoulder-cape worn by the pope alone, consisting of two pieces of white silk ornamented with ...
Faraud, Henri - Titular Bishop of Anémour and first Vicar Apostolic of Athabasca-Mackenzie , Canada ; ...
Farfa, Abbey of - Situated about 26 miles from Rome, not far from the Farfa Sabina Railway station. A legend in the ...
Fargo - (FARGUS; FARGENSIS) Diocese ; suffragan of St. Paul, U.S.A., embracing the whole of the State ...
Faribault, George-Barthélemy - An archaeologist, b. at Quebec, Canada, 3 Dec., 1789; d. 1866. He was a first cousin of ...
Faribault, Jean-Baptiste - A trader with the Indians and early settler in Minnesota, U.S.A.; b. 19 October, 1774, at ...
Farinato, Paolo - An Italian painter, b. at Verona 1524; d. there, 1606. He belonged to the old Florentine ...
Faringdon, Blessed Hugh - ( Vere COOK). English martyr ; b. probably at Faringdon, Berkshire, date unknown; d. at ...
Farlati, Daniele - An ecclesiastical historian, b. at San Daniele del Friuli in the present Italian province of ...
Farnese, Alessandro - The name of two cardinals. For the elder see POPE PAUL III. The young Alessandro Farnese -- ...
Faro - (PHARENSIS) A suffragan of Evora, Portugal, and extending over the province of Algarve. The ...
Faroe Islands - Geography and Statistics A group of Danish islands rising from the sea some four hundred miles ...
Fast - In general abstinence from food or drink, a term common to the various Teutonic tongues. Some ...
Fatalism - Fatalism is in general the view which holds that all events in the history of the world, and, in ...
Fate - ( Latin fatum, from fari, to tell or predict ). This word is almost redundant in the ...
Fathers of Mercy, The - A congregation of missionary priests first established at Lyons, France, in 1808, and later at ...
Fathers of the Church - The Appeal to the Fathers Classification of Patristic Writings Apostolic Fathers and the Second ...
Fathers, The Apostolic - Christian writers of the first and second centuries who are known, or are considered, to have had ...
Faunt, Lawrence Arthur - A Jesuit theologian, b. 1554, d. at Wilna, Poland, 28 February, 1590-91. After two years at ...
Fauriel, Charles-Claude - A historian, b. at St-Etienne, France, 27 October, 1772; d. at Paris,15 July, 1844. He studied ...
Faustinus and Jovita, Saints - Martyrs, members of a noble family of Brescia ; the elder brother, Faustinus, being a priest, ...
Faustus of Riez - Bishop of Riez ( Rhegium ) in Southern Gaul (Provence), the best known and most distinguished ...
Faversham Abbey - A former Benedictine monastery of the Cluniac Congregation situated in the County of Kent ...
Faye, Hervé-Auguste-Etienne-Albann - An astronomer, b. at Saint-Benoît-du-Sault (Indre, France ), Oct., 1814; d. at Paris, 4 ...
Fear (from a Moral Standpoint) - (CONSIDERED FROM A MORAL STANDPOINT.) Fear is an unsettlement of soul consequent upon the ...
Fear (in Canon Law) - (IN CANON LAW.) A mental disturbance caused by the perception of instant or future danger. ...
Feast of Fools - A celebration marked by much license and buffoonery, which in many parts of Europe, and ...
Feasts, Ecclesiastical - ( Latin Festum ; Greek heorte ). Feast Days, or Holy Days, are days which are celebrated in ...
Febronianism - The politico-ecclesiastical system outlined by Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, Auxiliary Bishop of ...
Feckenham, John de - Last Abbot of Westminster, and confessor of the Faith ; b. in Feckenham Forest, ...
Feder, Johann Michael - A German theologian, b. 25 May, 1753, at Oellingen in Bavaria ; d. 26 July, 1824, at ...
Feilding, Rudolph William Basil - The eighth Earl of Denbigh, and ninth Earl of Desmond, b. 9 April, 1823; d. 1892. He was educated ...
Feilmoser, Andreas Benedict - A theologian and Biblical scholar, b. 8 April, 1777, at Hopfgarten, Tyrol; d. at Tübingen, ...
Felbiger, Johann Ignaz von - A German educational reformer, pedagogical writer, and canon regular of the Order of St. ...
Felician and Primus, Saints - Suffered martyrdom about 304 in the Diocletian persecution. The "Martyrologium Hieronymianum" ...
Felician Sisters, O.S.F. - Founded 21 November, 1855, at Warsaw, Poland, by Mother Mary Angela, under the direction of ...
Felicissimus - A deacon of Carthage who, in the middle of the third century, headed a short-lived but dangerous ...
Felicitas and Perpetua, Saints - Martyrs, suffered at Carthage, 7 March 203, together with three companions, Revocatus, Saturus, ...
Felicitas, Saint - MARTYR. The earliest list of the Roman feasts of martyrs, known as the "Depositio Martyrum" ...
Felix and Adauctus, Saints - Martyrs at Rome, 303, under Diocletian and Maximian. The Acts, first published in Ado's ...
Felix and Nabor, Saints - Martyrs during the persecution of Diocletian (303). The relics of these holy witnesses to the ...
Felix I, Pope Saint - Date of birth unknown; d. 274. Early in 269 he succeeded Saint Dionysius as head of the Roman ...
Felix II - Pope (more properly Antipope ), 355-358; d. 22 Nov., 365. In 355 Pope Liberius was ...
Felix III (II), Pope Saint - (Reigned 483-492). Born of a Roman senatorial family and said to have been an ancestor of ...
Felix IV (III), Pope Saint - (Reigned 526-530). On 18 May, 526, Pope John I died in prison at Ravenna, a victim of the ...
Felix of Cantalice, Saint - A Capuchin friar, b. at Cantalice, on the north-western border of the Abruzzi; d. at Rome, 18 ...
Felix of Nola, Saint - Born at Nola, near Naples, and lived in the third century. After his father's death he ...
Felix of Valois, Saint - Born in 1127; d. at Cerfroi, 4 November, 1212. He is commemorated 20 November. He was surnamed ...
Felix V - Regnal name of Amadeus of Savoy, Antipope (1440-1449). Born 4 December, 1383, died at ...
Feller, François-Xavier de - An author and apologist, b. at Brussels 18 August, 1735; d. at Ratisbon 22 May, 1802. He ...
Feneberg, Johann Michael Nathanael - Born in Oberdorf, Allgau, Bavaria, 9 Feb., 1751; died 12 Oct., 1812. He studied at Kaufbeuren and ...
Fenn, John - Born at Montacute near Wells in Somersetshire; d. 27 Dec., 1615. He was the eldest brother of Ven. ...
Ferber, Nicolaus - A Friar Minor and controversialist, born at Herborn, Germany, in 1485; died at Toulouse, 15 ...
Ferdinand II - Emperor, eldest son of Archduke Karl and the Bavarian Princess Maria, b. 1578; d. 15 February, ...
Ferdinand III, Saint - King of Leon and Castile, member of the Third Order of St. Francis, born in 1198 near ...
Ferdinand, Blessed - Prince of Portugal, b. in Portugal, 29 September, 1402; d. at Fez, in Morocco, 5 June, 1443. He ...
Ferdinando, Luigi, Count de Marsigli - Italian geographer and naturalist, b. at Bologna 10 July, 1658; d. at Bologna 1 Nov., 1730. He ...
Ferentino, Diocese of - (FERENTINUM) In the province of Rome, immediately subject to the Holy See. The town was in ...
Fergus, Saints - St. Fergus Cruithneach Died about 730, known in the Irish martyrologies as St. Fergus ...
Feria - ( Latin for "free day"). A day on which the people, especially the slaves, were not obliged ...
Ferland, Jean-Baptiste-Antoine - A French Canadian historian, b. at Montreal, 25 December, 1805; d. at Quebec, 11 January, ...
Fermo, Archdiocese of - (FIRMANA). In the province of Ascoli Piceno (Central Italy ). The great antiquity of the ...
Fernández de Palencia, Diego - A Spanish conqueror and historian; b. at Palencia in the early part of the sixteenth century. ...
Fernández, Antonio - A Jesuit missionary; b. at Lisbon, c. 1569; d. at Goa, 12 November, 1642. About 1602 he was ...
Fernández, Juan - A Jesuit lay brother and missionary; b. at Cordova ; d. 12 June, 1567, in Japan. In a letter ...
Ferns - DIOCESE OF FERNS (FERNENSIS). Diocese in the province of Leinster ( Ireland ), suffragan of ...
Ferrara - A RCHDIOCESE OF F ERRARA (F ERRARIENSIS ). Archdiocese immediately subject to the Holy ...
Ferrari, Gaudenzio - An Italian painter and the greatest master of the Piedmontese School, b. at Valduggia, near ...
Ferraris, Lucius - An eighteenth-century canonist of the Franciscan Order. The exact dates of his birth and death ...
Ferre, Vicente - Theologian, b. at Valencia, Spain ; d. at Salamanca in 1682. He entered the Dominican Order ...
Ferreira, Antonio - A poet, important both for his lyric and his dramatic compositions, b. at Lisbon, Portugal, in ...
Ferrer, Rafael - A Spanish missionary and explorer; b. at Valencia, in 1570; d. at San José, Peru, in ...
Ferrer, Saint Vincent - Famous Dominican missionary, born at Valencia, 23 January, 1350; died at Vannes, Brittany, 5 ...
Ferrières, Abbey of - Situated in the Diocese of Orléans , department of Loiret, and arrondissement of ...
Ferstel, Heinrich, Freiherr von - Architect; with Hansen and Schmidt, the creator of modern Vienna ; b. 7 July, 1828, at Vienna ; ...
Fesch, Joseph - Cardinal, b. at Ajaccio, Corsica, 3 January, 1763; d. at Rome, 13 May, 1839. He was the son of a ...
Fessler, Josef - Bishop of St. Polten in Austria and secretary of the Vatican Council ; b. 2 December, 1813, at ...
Fetherston, Blessed Richard - Priest and martyr ; died at Smithfield, 30 July, 1540. He was chaplain to Catharine of Aragon ...
Feti, Domenico - An Italian painter ; born at Rome, 1589; died at Venice, 1624. He was a pupil of Cigoli ...
Fetishism - Fetishism means the religion of the fetish. The word fetish is derived through the Portuguese ...
Feuardent, François - A Franciscan, theologian, preacher of the Ligue, b. at Coutanees, Normandy, in 1539; d. at ...
Feuchtersleben, Baron Ernst von - An Austrian poet, philosopher, and physician; born at Vienna, 29 April, 1806; died 3 September, ...
Feudalism - Etymology This term is derived from the Old Aryan pe'ku , hence Sanskrit pacu , "cattle"; ...
Feuillants - The Cistercians who, about 1145, founded an abbey in a shady valley in the Diocese of Rieux ...
Feuillet, Louis - (FEUILLÉE) Geographer, b. at Mane near Forcalquier, France, in 1660; d. at Marseilles ...
Feyjóo y Montenegro, Benito Jerónimo - A celebrated Spanish writer, b. at Casdemiro, in the parish of Santa Maria de Molias, Galicia, ...
Fiacc, Saint - (Lived about 415-520.) A poet, chief bishop of Leinster, and founder of two churches. His ...
Fiacre, Saint - Abbot, born in Ireland about the end of the sixth century; died 18 August, 670. Having been ...
Ficino, Marsilio - A philosopher, philologist, physician, b. at Florence, 19 Oct., 1433; d. at Correggio, 1 Oct, ...
Ficker, Julius - (More correctly Caspar von Ficker). Historian, b. at Paderborn, Germany, 30 April, 1826; d. at ...
Fideism - (Latin fides , faith). A philosophical term meaning a system of philosophy or an ...
Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Saint - Born in 1577, at Sigmaringen, Prussia, of which town his father Johannes Rey was burgomaster; ...
Fiesole - DIOCESE OF FIESOLE (FÆSULANA). Diocese in the province of Tuscany, suffragan of Florence. ...
Figueroa, Francisco de - A celebrated Spanish poet, surnamed "the Divine", b. at Alcalá de Henares, c. 1540, d. ...
Figueroa, Francisco García de la Rosa - Franciscan, b. in the latter part of the eighteenth century at Toluca, in the Archdiocese of ...
Fiji, Vicariate Apostolic of - Comprising the islands belonging to the Fiji Archipelago. This archipelago forms the central ...
Filby, Blessed William - Blessed William Filby Born in Oxfordshire between 1557 and 1560; suffered at Tyburn, 30 May, ...
Filelfo, Franscesco - A humanist, b. at Tolentino, 25 July, 1398; d. at Florence 31 July, 1481. He studied grammar, ...
Filial Church - (Latin filialis , from filia , daughter), a church to which is annexed the cure of souls , ...
Filicaja, Vincenzo da - Lyric poet; born at Florence, 30 December, 1642; died there 24 September, 1707. At Pisa he was ...
Filioque - Filioque is a theological formula of great dogmatic and historical importance. On the one ...
Fillastre, Guillaume - French cardinal, canonist, humanist, and geographer, b. 1348 at La Suze, Maine, France ; d. at ...
Filliucci, Vincenzo - Jesuit moralist; b. at Sienna, Italy, 1566; d. at Rome 5 April, 1622. Having entered the Society ...
Filliucius, Felix - (Or, as his name is more often found, in its Italian form, FIGLIUCCI). An Italian humanist, a ...
Final Perseverance - ( Perseverantia finalis ). Final perseverance is the preservation of the state of grace till ...
Finan, Saint - Second Bishop of Lindisfarne ; died 9 February, 661. He was an Irish monk who had been ...
Finbarr, Saint - (Lochan, Barr). Bishop and patron of Cork, born near Bandon, about 550, died at Cloyne, 25 ...
Finch, Ven. John - A martyr, b. about 1548; d. 20 April, 1584. He was a yeoman of Eccleston, Lancashire, and a ...
Finglow, Ven. John - An English martyr ; b. at Barnby, near Howden, Yorkshire; executed at York, 8 August, 1586. He ...
Finland - Note: This article was taken from the 1909 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia, and is presented ...
Finnian of Moville, Saint - Born about 495; died 589. Though not so celebrated as his namesake of Clonard, he was the ...
Finotti, Joseph M. - Born at Ferrara, Italy, 21 September, 1817; died at Central City, Colorado, 10 January, 1879. ...
Fintan, Saints - St. Fintan of Clonenagh A Leinster saint, b. about 524; d. 17 February, probably 594, or at least ...
Fioretti di San Francesco d'Assisi - Little Flowers of Francis of Assisi , the name given to a classic collection of popular legends ...
Fire, Liturgical Use of - Fire is one of the most expressive and most ancient of liturgical symbols. All the creeds of ...
Firmament - (Septuagint stereoma ; Vulgate, firmamentum ). The notion that the sky was a vast solid ...
Firmicus Maternus - Christian author of the fourth century; wrote a work "De errore profanarum religionum". Nothing ...
Firmilian - Bishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia, died c. 269. He had among his contemporaries a reputation ...
First-Born - The word, though casually taken in Holy Writ in a metaphorical sense, is most generally used by ...
First-Fruits - The practice of consecrating first-fruits to the Deity is not a distinctly Jewish one (cf. ...
Fiscal Procurator - ( Latin PROCURATOR FISCALIS). The duties of the fiscal procurator consist in preventing ...
Fischer, Antonius - Archbishop of Cologne and cardinal, b. at Julich, 30 May, 1840; d. at Neuenahr, 30 July, 1912. ...
Fish, Symbolism of the - Among the symbols employed by the primitive Christians, that of the fish ranks probably first in ...
Fisher, Philip - (An alias , real name THOMAS COPLEY) Missionary, b. in Madrid, 1595-6; d. in Maryland, U. ...
Fisherman, The Ring of the - The earliest mention of the Fisherman's ring worn by the popes is in a letter of Clement IV ...
Fitter, Daniel - Born in Worcestershire, England, 1628; died at St. Thomas' Priory, near Stafford, 6 Feb., 1700. ...
Fitton, James - Missionary, b. at Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. , 10 April, 1805; d. there, 15 Sept., 1881. His ...
Fitz-Simons, Thomas - American merchant, b. in Ireland, 1741; d. at Philadelphia, U.S.A. 26 Aug., 1811. There is no ...
Fitzalan, Henry - Twelfth Earl of Arundel, b. about 1511; d. in London, 24 Feb., 1580 (O.S. 1579). Son of William, ...
FitzGibbon, Catherine - (Catherine FitzGibbon.) Born in London, England, 12 May, 1823; died in New York, 14 August, ...
Fitzherbert, Anthony, Sir - Judge, b. in 1470; d. 27 May, 1538. He was the sixth son of Ralph Fitzherbert of Norbury, ...
Fitzherbert, Maria Anne - Wife of King George IV; b. 26 July, 1756 (place uncertain); d. at Brighton, England, 29 March, ...
Fitzherbert, Thomas - Born 1552, at Swynnerton, Staffs, England ; died 17 Aug., 1640, at Rome. His father having died ...
Fitzpatrick, William John - Historian, b. in Dublin, Ireland, 31 Aug., 1830; d. there 24 Dec., 1895. The son of a rich ...
Fitzralph, Richard - Archbishop of Armagh, b. at Dundalk, Ireland, about 1295; d. at Avignon, 16 Dec., 1360. He ...
Fitzsimon, Henry - (Fitz Simon). Jesuit, b. 1566 (or 1569), in Dublin, Ireland ; d. 29 Nov., 1643 (or 1645), ...
Fixlmillner, Placidus - Astronomer, b. at Achleuthen near Kremsmünster, Austria, in 1721; d. at Kremsmünster, ...
Fizeau, Armand-Hippolyte-Louis - Physicist, b. at Paris, 23 Sept., 1819; d. at Nanteuil, Seine-et-Marne, 18 Sept., 1896. His ...
Fléchier, Esprit - Bishop; b. at Pernes, France, 1632; died at Montpellier, 1710; member of the Academy, and ...
Flórez, Enrique - Spanish theologian, archeologist, and historian; born at Valladolid, 14 February, 1701; died at ...
Flabellum - The flabellum, in liturgical use, is a fan made of leather, silk, parchment, or feathers ...
Flaccilla, Ælia - ( Plakilla ) Empress, wife of Theodosius the Great , died c. A. D. 385 or 386. Like ...
Flagellants - A fanatical and heretical sect that flourished in the thirteenth and succeeding centuries, Their ...
Flagellation - The history of the whip, rod, and stick, as instruments of punishment and of voluntary penance, ...
Flaget, Benedict Joseph - First Bishop of Bardstown (subsequently of Louisville ), Kentucky, U.S.A. b. at Contournat, ...
Flanagan, Thomas Canon - Born in England in 1814, though Irish by descent; died at Kidderminster, 21 July, 1865. He was ...
Flanders - (Flemish VLAENDEREN; German FLANDEREN; French FLANDRE). Designated in the eighth century a ...
Flandrin, Jean-Hippolyte - French painter, b. at Lyons, 23 March, 1809; d. at Rome, 21 March, 1864. He came of a family of ...
Flathead Indians - A name used in both Americas, without special ethnologic significance, to designate tribes ...
Flathers, Ven. Mathew - ( Alias Major). An English priest and martyr ; b. probably c. 1580 at Weston, Yorkshire, ...
Flavia Domitilla - A Christian Roman matron of the imperial family who lived towards the close of the first ...
Flavian, Saint - Bishop of Constantinople, date of birth unknown; d. at Hypæpa in Lydia, August, 449. ...
Flavias - A titular see of Cilicia Secunda. Nothing is known of its ancient name and history, except that ...
Flavigny, Abbey of - A Benedictine abbey in the Diocese of Dijon, the department of Côte-d'Or, and ...
Flaviopolis - A titular see in the province of Honorias. The city, formerly called Cratia, originally belonged ...
Flemael, Bertholet - (The name was also spelled FLEMALLE and FLAMAEL). Painter, b. at Liège, Flanders, in ...
Fleming, Patrick - Franciscan friar b. at Lagan, Couny Louth, Ireland, 17 April, 1599; d. 7 November, 1631. His ...
Fleming, Richard - (FLEMMING, FLEMMYNGE). Bishop of Lincoln and founder of Lincoln College, Oxford; b. of a ...
Fleming, Thomas - Archbishop of Dublin, son of the Baron of Slane, b. in 1593; d. in 1665. He studied at thy ...
Fletcher, John - A missionary and theologian, b. at Ormskirk, England, of an old Catholic family ; educated at ...
Flete, William - An Augustinian hermit friar, a contemporary and great friend of St. Catherine of Siena ; the ...
Fleuriot, Zénaide-Marie-Anne - A French novelist, b. at Saint-Brieuc, 12 September, 1829; d. at Paris, 18 December, 1890. She ...
Fleury, Abbey of - ( More completely FLEURY-SAINT-BENOÎT) One of the oldest and most celebrated ...
Fleury, André-Hercule de - Born at Lodève, 26 June, 1653; died at Paris, 29 January, 1742. He was a ...
Flodoard - (Or FRODOARD) French historian and chronicler, b. at Epernay in 894; d. in 966. He was ...
Flood of Noah - Deluge is the name of a catastrophe fully described in Genesis 6:1 - 9:19 , and referred to in the ...
Floreffe, Abbey of - Pleasantly situated on the right bank of the Sambre, about seven miles southwest of Namur, ...
Florence - (Latin Florentia ; Italian Firenze ). ARCHDIOCESE OF FLORENCE (FLORENTINA). Located in ...
Florence of Worcester - English chronicler; all that is known of his personal history is that he was a monk of ...
Florence, Council of - The Seventeenth Ecumenical Council was, correctly speaking, the continuation of the Council of ...
Florentina, Saint - Virgin ; born towards the middle of the sixth century; died about 612. The family of St. ...
Florian, Jean-Pierre Claris, Chevalier de - Born at the château of Florian (Gard), 6 March, 1755; died at Sceaux, 13 September, 1794. An ...
Florians, The - (Floriacenses), an altogether independent order, and not, as some consider, a branch of the ...
Florida - The Peninsular or Everglade State, the most southern in the American Union and second largest east ...
Florilegia - Florilegia (Lat., florilegium, an anthology) are systematic collections of excerpts (more or ...
Florus - A deacon of Lyons, ecclesiastical writer in the first half of the ninth century. We have no ...
Floyd, John - English missionary, wrote under the names Flud, Daniel à Jesu, Hermannus Loemelius, George ...
Fogaras - ARCHDIOCESE OF FOGARAS (FOGARASIENSIS). Archdiocese in Hungary, of the Greek-Rumanian Rite. It ...
Foggia - DIOCESE OF FOGGIA (FODIANA). Diocese in the province of the same name in Apulia (Southern ...
Foillan, Saint - ( Irish FAELAN, FAOLAN, FOELAN, FOALAN.) Represented in iconography with a crown at his ...
Folengo, Teofilo - An Italian poet, better known by his pseudonyrn MERLIN COCCALO or COCAI; b. at Mantua in 1496; ...
Foley, Henry - Born at Astley in Worcestershire, England, 9 Aug., 1811; died at Manresa House, Roehampton, 19 ...
Foligno - DIOCESE OF FOLIGNO (FULGINATENSIS). Diocese in the province of Perugia, Italy, immediately ...
Foliot, Gilbert - Bishop of London, b. early in the twelfth century of an Anglo-Norman family and connected ...
Folkestone Abbey - Folkestone Abbey -- more correctly FOLKESTONE PRIORY -- is situated in the east division of ...
Fonseca Soares, Antonio da - (ANTONIO DAS CHAGAS). Friar Minor and ascetical writer; b. at Vidigueira, 25 June, 1631; d. at ...
Fonseca, José Ribeiro da - Friar Minor ; b. at Evora, 3 Dec., 1690; d. at Porto, 16 June, 1752. He was received into the ...
Fonseca, Pedro Da - A philosopher and theologian, born at Cortizada, Portugal, 1528; died at Lisbon, 4 Nov., 1599. ...
Fontana, Carlo - An architect and writer; b. at Bruciato, near Como, 1634; d. at Rome, 1714. There seems to be no ...
Fontana, Domenico - A Roman architect of the Late Renaissance, b. at Melide on the Lake of Lugano, 1543; d. at ...
Fontana, Felice - Italian naturalist and physiologist, b. at Pomarolo in the Tyrol, 15 April, 1730; d. at Florence, ...
Fontbonne, Jeanne - In religion Mother St. John, second foundress and superior-general of the Sisters of St. Joseph ...
Fonte-Avellana - A suppressed order of hermits, which takes its name from their first hermitage in the Apennines. ...
Fontenelle, Abbey of - (Or ABBEY OF SAINT WANDRILLE). A Benedictine monastery in Normandy ...
Fontevrault, Order and Abbey of - I. CHARACTER OF THE ORDER The monastery of Fontevrault was founded by Blessed Robert ...
Fonts, Holy Water - Vessels intended for the use of holy water are of very ancient origin, and archaeological ...
Fools, Feast of - A celebration marked by much license and buffoonery, which in many parts of Europe, and ...
Foppa, Ambrogio - Generally known as CARADOSS0. Italian goldsmith, sculptor, and die sinker, b. at Mondonico in ...
Forbes, John - Capuchin, b. 1570; d. 1606. His father, John, eighth Lord Forbes, being a Protestant, and his ...
Forbin-Janson, Comte de Charles-Auguste-Marie-Joseph - A Bishop of Nancy and Toul, founder of the Association of the Holy Childhood , born in Paris, ...
Forcellini, Egidio - Latin lexicographer, b. at Fener, near Treviso, Italy, 26 Aug., 1688; d. at Padua, 4 April, ...
Ford, Blessed Thomas - Born in Devonshire; died at Tyburn, 28 May, 1582. He incepted M.A. at Trinity College, Oxford, 14 ...
Fordham University - Fordham University developed out of Saint John's College, founded by Bishop Hughes upon the old ...
Foreman, Andrew - A Scottish prelate, of good border family ; b. at Hatton, near Berwick-on-Tweed; d. 1522. His ...
Forer, Laurenz - Controversialist, b. at Lucerne, 1580; d. at Ratisbon, 7 January, 1659. He entered the Society ...
Foresters, Catholic Orders of - I On 30 July, 1879, some members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Boston, Massachusetts, ...
Forgery, Forger - If we accept the definition usually given by canonists, forgery ( Latin falsum ) differs very ...
Forli - (FOROLIVIENSIS) Diocese in the province of Romagna (Central Italy ); suffragan of Ravenna. ...
Form - (Latin forma; Greek eidos, morphe, he kata ton logon ousia, to ti en einai : Aristotle) ...
Formby, Henry - Born 1816; died at Normanton Hall, Leicester, 12 March, 1884. His father, Henry Grenehalgh Formby, ...
Formosus, Pope - (891-896) The pontificate of this pope belongs to that era of strife for political supremacy ...
Formularies - (LIBRI FORMULARUM) Formularies are medieval collections of models for the execution of ...
Forrest, William - Priest and poet; dates of birth and death uncertain. Few personal details are known of him. He ...
Forster, Fobrenius - Prince-Abbot of St. Emmeram at Ratisbon, b. 30 Aug., 1709, at Königsfeld in Upper Bavaria ...
Forster, Thomas Ignatius Maria - Astronomer and naturalist, b. at London, 9 Nov., 1789; d. at Brussels, 2 Feb., 1860. His literary ...
Fort Augustus Abbey - St. Benedict's Abbey, at Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire, is at present the only monastery for ...
Fort Wayne - DIOCESE OF (WAYNE CASTRENSIS). The Diocese of Vincennes, Indiana, U.S.A. established in ...
Fortaleza, Diocese of - (FORTALEXIENSIS) The Diocese of Fortaleza is co-extensive with the State of Ceará in ...
Fortescue, Blessed Adrian - Knight of St. John, martyr, b. about 1476, executed 10 July, 1539. He belonged to the Salden ...
Fortitude - (1) Manliness is etymologically what is meant by the Latin word virtus and by the Greek andreia ...
Fortunato of Brescia - Morphologist and Minorite of the Reform of Lombardy ; b. at Brescia, 1701; d. at Madrid, ...
Fortunatus - Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus A Christian poet of the sixth century, b. ...
Forty Hours' Devotion - Also called Quarant' Ore or written in one word Quarantore , is a devotion in which continuous ...
Forty Martyrs - A party of soldiers who suffered a cruel death for their faith, near Sebaste, in Lesser Armenia, ...
Forum, Ecclesiastical - That the Church of Christ has judicial and coercive power is plain from the constitution given ...
Fossano - DIOCESE OF FOSSANO (FOSSANENSIS). Fossano is a town in the province of Cuneo, in Piedmont, ...
Fossombrone - DIOCESE OF FOSSOMBRONE (FOROSEMPRONIENSIS). Diocese in the province of Pesaro, Italy, a ...
Fossors - (Latin fossores , fossarii from fodere , to dig). Grave diggers in the Roman ...
Foster, John Gray - Soldier, convert, b. at Whitfield, New Hampshire, U.S.A. 27 May, 1823; d. at Nashua, New ...
Fothad, Saint - Surnamed NA CANOINE ("of the Canon"). A monk of Fahan-Mura, County Doneval, Ireland, at the ...
Fouard, Constant - An ecclesiastical writer b. at Elbeuf, near Rouen, 6 Aug. 1837; his early life was a ...
Foucault, Jean-Bertrand-Léon - A physicist and mechanician, b. at Paris, 19 Sept., 1819; d. there 11 Feb., 1868. He received ...
Foulque de Neuilly - A popular Crusade preacher, d. March, 1202. At the end of the twelfth century he was ...
Foundation - ( Latin fundatio; German Stiftung ) An ecclesiastical foundation is the making over of ...
Foundling Asylums - Under this title are comprised all institutions which take charge of infants whose parents or ...
Fountains Abbey - A monastery of the Cistercian Order situated on the banks of the Skell about two and a half ...
Fouquet, Jehan - (Or J EAN F OUQUET ) French painter and miniaturist, b. at Tours, c. 1415; d. about 1480. ...
Four Crowned Martyrs - The old guidebooks to the tombs of the Roman martyrs make mention, in connection with the ...
Four Masters, Annals of the - The most extensive of all the compilations of the ancient annals of Ireland. They commence, ...
Fowler, John - Scholar and printer, b. at Bristol, England, 1537; d. at Namur, Flanders, 13 Feb., 1578-9. He ...
Foxe's Book of Martyrs - John Foxe was born at Boston in Lincolnshire, England, in 1516, and was educated at Magdalen ...
Fréchette, Louis-Honoré - Born at Notre-Dame de Lévis, P.Q., Canada, 16 November, 1839; died 30 May, 1908. He ...
Fréjus - DIOCESE OF FRÉJUS (FORUM JULII). Suffragan of Aix ; comprises the whole department of ...
Fra Angelico - A famous painter of the Florentine school, born near Castello di Vicchio in the province of ...
Fractio Panis - (BREAKING OF BREAD.) The name given to a fresco in the so-called "Capella Greca" in the ...
France - The fifth in size (usually reckoned the fourth) of the great divisions of Europe. DESCRIPTIVE ...
Frances d'Amboise, Blessed - Duchess of Brittany, afterwards Carmelite nun, b. 1427; d. at Nantes, 4 Nov., 1485. The daughter ...
Frances of Rome, Saint - (Bussa di Leoni.) One of the greatest mystics of the fifteenth century; born at Rome, of a noble ...
Franceschini, Marc' Antonio - Italian painter ; b. at Bologna, 1648; d. there c. 1729; best known for the decorative works he ...
Franchi, Ausonio - The pseudonym of CRISTOFORO BONAVINO, philosopher ; b. 24 February, 1821, at Pegli, province of ...
Francia - (FRANCESCO RAIBOLINI) A famous Bolognese goldsmith, engraver, and artist, b. about 1450; d. in ...
Francis Borgia, Saint - (Spanish F RANCISCO DE B ORJA Y A RAGON ) Francis Borgia, born 28 October, 1510, was the ...
Francis Caracciolo, Saint - Co-founder with John Augustine Adorno of the Conregation of the Minor Clerks Regular ; b. in Villa ...
Francis de Geronimo, Saint - (Girolamo, Hieronymo). Born 17 December, 1642; died 11 May, 1716. His birthplace was ...
Francis de Sales, Saint - Bishop of Geneva, Doctor of the Universal Church ; born at Thorens, in the Duchy of Savoy, 21 ...
Francis I - King of France ; b. at Cognac, 12 September, 1494; d. at Rambouillet, 31 March, 1547. He was the ...
Francis Ingleby, Venerable - English martyr, born about 1551; suffered at York on Friday, 3 June, 1586 (old style). According ...
Francis of Assisi, Saint - Founder of the Franciscan Order, born at Assisi in Umbria, in 1181 or 1182 -- the exact year ...
Francis of Fabriano, Blessed - Priest of the Order of Friars Minor ; b. 2 Sept., 1251; d. 22 April, 1322. His birth and ...
Francis of Paula, Saint - Founder of the Order of Minims; b. in 1416, at Paula, in Calabria, Italy ; d. 2 April, 1507, at ...
Francis of Vittoria - A Spanish theologian ; b. about 1480, at Vittoria, province of Avila, in Old Castile ; d. 12 ...
Francis Regis Clet, Blessed - A Lazarist missionary in China ; b. 1748, martyred, 18 Feb., 1820. His father was a merchant ...
Francis Solanus, Saint - South American missionary of the Order of Friars Minor ; b. at Montilla, in the Diocese of ...
Francis Xavier, Saint - Born in the Castle of Xavier near Sanguesa, in Navarre, 7 April, 1506; died on the Island of ...
Francis, Rule of Saint - As known, St. Francis founded three orders and gave each of them a special rule. Here only the ...
Franciscan Crown - ( Or Seraphic Rosary.) A Rosary consisting of seven decades in commemoration of the seven ...
Franciscan Order - A term commonly used to designate the members of the various foundations of religious, whether men ...
Franck, Kasper - A theologian and controversialist; b. at Ortrand, Saxony, 2 Nov., 1543; d. at Ingolstadt, 12 ...
Franco, Giovanni Battista - (Frequently known as IL SEMOLIE) Italian historical painter and etcher, b. at Udine in ...
Frank, Michael Sigismund - Catholic artist and rediscoverer of the lost art of glass-painting; b. 1 June, 1770, at ...
Frankenberg - JOHANN HEINRICH, GRAF VON FRANKENBERG. Archbishop of Mechlin (Malines), Primate of ...
Frankfort, Council of - Convened in the summer of 794, by the grace of God, authority of the pope, and command of ...
Frankfort-on-the-Main - Frankfort-on-the-Main, formerly the scene of the election and coronation of the German emperors, ...
Franks, The - The Franks were a confederation formed in Western Germany of a certain number of ancient ...
Franzelin, Johann Baptist - Cardinal and theologian ; b. at Aldein, in the Tyrol, 15 April, 1816; d. at Rome, 11 Dec., ...
Frascati - DIOCESE OF FRASCATI (TUSCULANA). One of the six suburbicarian (i.e. neighbouring) dioceses ...
Frassen, Claude - A celebrated Scotist theologian and philosopher of the Order of Friars Minor ; b. near ...
Fraternal Correction - Fraternal correction is here taken to mean the admonishing of one's neighbor by a private ...
Fraticelli - (Or F RATRICELLI ) A name given to various heretical sects which appeared in the fourteenth ...
Fraud - In the common acceptation of the word, an act or course of deception deliberately practised with ...
Fraunhofer, Joseph von - Optician, b. at Straubing, Bavaria, 6 March, 1787; d. at Munich, 7 June, 1826. He was the tenth ...
Frayssinous, Denis de - 1765-1841, Bishop of Hermopolis in partibus infidelium , is celebrated chiefly for his ...
Fredegarius - The name used since the sixteenth designate the supposed author of an anonymous historical ...
Fredegis of Tours - (Fridugisus or Fredegisus). A ninth-century monk, teacher, and writer. Fredegis was an ...
Frederick I (Barbarossa) - German King and Roman Emperor, son of Frederick of Swabia (d. 1147) and Judith, daughter of Henry ...
Frederick II - German King and Roman Emperor, son of Henry VI and Constance of Sicily; born 26 Dec., 1194; died ...
Fredoli, Berenger - Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati ; b. at Vérune, France, c. ú d. at Avignon, 11 June, ...
Free Church of Scotland - (Known since 1900 as the UNITED FREE CHURCH) An ecclesiastical organization in Scotland ...
Free Will - RELATION OF THE QUESTION TO DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF PHILOSOPHY HISTORY Free Will in Ancient ...
Free-Thinkers - Those who, abandoning the religious truths and moral dictates of the Christian Revelation, and ...
Freeman, Ven. William - A priest and martyr, b. at Manthorp near York, c. 1558; d. at Warwick, 13 August, 1595. His ...
Freemasonry - The subject is treated under the following heads: I. Name and Definition;II. Origin and Early ...
Fregoso, Federigo - Cardinal ; b. at Genoa, about 1480; d. 22 July, 1541; belonged to the Fregosi, one of the four ...
Freiburg - City, archdiocese, and university in the Archduchy of Baden, Germany . THE CITY Freiburg in ...
Fremin, James - Jesuit missionary to the American Indians ; b. at Reims, 12 March, 1628; d. at Quebec, 2 July, ...
French Academy, The - The French Academy was founded by Cardinal de Richelieu in 1635. For several years a number of ...
French Catholics in the United States - The first Bishop of Burlington, the Right Reverend Louis de Goesbriand, in a letter dated 11 ...
French Concordat of 1801, The - This name is given to the convention of the 26th Messidor, year IX (July 16, 1802), whereby Pope ...
French Literature - Origin and Foundations of the French Language When the Romans became masters of Gaul, they imposed ...
French Revolution - The last thirty years have given us a new version of the history of the French Revolution, the ...
French, Nicholas - Bishop of Ferns, Ireland, b. at Ballytory, Co. Wexford, in 1604, his parents being John ...
Freppel, Charles-Emile - Born at Ober-Ehnheim, Alsace, 1 June, 1827; died at Paris, 22 Dec., 1891. He was Bishop of ...
Frequent Communion - Without specifying how often the faithful should communicate, Christ simply bids us eat His Flesh ...
Fresnel, Augustin-Jean - Physicist; b. at Broglie near Bernay, Normandy, 10 May, 1788; d. at Ville d'Avray, near Paris, ...
Friar - [From Lat. frater , through O. Fr. fredre, frere, M. E. frere; It. frate (as prefix ...
Friars Minor, Order of - (Also known as FRANCISCANS.) This subject may be conveniently considered under the following ...
Fribourg, University of - From the sixteenth century, the foundation of a Catholic university in Switzerland had often ...
Fridelli, Xavier Ehrenbert - (Properly FRIEDEL.) Jesuit missioner and cartographer, b. at Linz, Austria, 11 March, 1673; ...
Frideswide, Saint - (FRIDESWIDA, FREDESWIDA, French FRÉVISSE, Old English FRIS). Virgin, patroness of ...
Fridolin, Saint - Missionary, founder of the Monastery of Säckingen, Baden (sixth century). In accordance with ...
Friedrich von Hausen - (HUSEN) Medieval German poet, one of the earliest of the minnesingers; date of birth ...
Friends of God - ( German G OTTESFREUNDE ). An association of pious persons, both ecclesiastical and lay, ...
Friends, Society of - The official designation of an Anglo - American religious sect originally styling themselves ...
Frigolet, Abbey of - The monastery of St. Michael was founded, about 960, at Frigolet, by Conrad the Pacific, King ...
Fringes (in Scripture) - This word is used to denote a special kind of trimming, consisting of loose threads of wool, silk, ...
Fritz, Samuel - A Jesuit missionary of the eighteenth century noted for his exploration of the Amazon River and ...
Froissart, Jean - French historian and poet, b. at Valenciennes, about 1337, d. at sentence -->Chimay early ...
Fromentin, Eugène - French writer and artist; b. at La Rochelle, 24 October, 1820; d. at Saint-Maurice, near La ...
Frontal, Altar - The frontal ( antipendium, pallium altaris ) is an appendage which covers the entire front of ...
Frontenac, Louis de Baude - A governor of New France, b. at Paris, 1622; d. at Quebec, 28 Nov., 1698. His father was captain ...
Frowin, Blessed - Benedictine abbot, d. 11 March, 1178. Of the early life of Frowin nothing is known, save that he ...
Fructuosus of Braga, Saint - An Archbishop, d. 16 April, c. 665. He was the son of a Gothic general, and studied in Palencia. ...
Fructuosus of Tarragona, Saint - A bishop and martyr ; d. 21 January, 259. During the night of 16 January, he, together with ...
Fuchs, Johann Nepomuk von - A chemist and mineralogist, b. at Mattenzell, near Bremberg, Lower Bavaria, 15 May, 1774; d. at ...
Fulbert of Chartres - Bishop, b. between 952 and 962; d. 10 April, 1028 or 1029. Mabillon and others think that he was ...
Fulcran, Saint - Bishop of Lodève; d. 13 February, 1006. According to the biography which Bernard Guidonis, ...
Fulda - DIOCESE OF FULDA (FULDENSIS). This diocese of the German Empire takes its name from the ...
Fulgentius Ferrandus - A canonist and theologian of the African Church in the first half of the sixth century. He was ...
Fulgentius, Saint - A Bishop of Ecija (Astigi), in Spain, at the beginning of the seventh century. Like his brothers ...
Fulgentius, Saint - (FABIUS CLAUDIUS GORDIANUS FULGENTIUS). Born 468, died 533. Bishop of Ruspe in the province ...
Fullerton, Lady Georgiana Charlotte - Novelist; born 23 September, 1812, in Staffordshire, died 19 January, 1885, at Bournemouth. She ...
Fullo, Peter - Intruding Monophysite Patriarch of Antioch ; d. 488. He received the Greek surname Gnapheus ...
Fumo, Bartolommeo - A theologian, b. at Villon near Piacenza ; d. 1545. At an early age he entered the Dominican ...
Funchal - (FUNCHALENSIS.) Diocese in the Madeira Islands. Both in neo-Latin and in Portuguese the name ...
Fundamental Articles - This term was employed by Protestant theologians to distinguish the essential parts of the ...
Funeral Dues - The canonical perquisites of a parish priest receivable on the occasion of the funeral of any of ...
Funeral Pall - A black cloth usually spread over the coffin while the obsequies are performed for a deceased ...
Funk, Franz Xaver von - Church historian, b. in the small market town of Abtsgemünd in Würtemberg, 12 October, ...
Furness Abbey - Situated in the north of Lancashire about five miles from the town of Ulverston. Originally a ...
Furni - A titular see in Proconsular Africa, where two towns of this name are known to have existed. One ...
Furniss, John - A well-known children's missioner, born near Sheffield, England, 19 June, 1809; at Clapham, ...
Fursey, Saint - An Abbot of Lagny, near Paris, d. 16 Jan., about 650. He was the son of Fintan, son of Finloga, ...
Fussola - A titular see in Numidia. It was a fortified town, inhabited for the most part by Donatists ...
Fust, John - ( Or FAUST.) A partner of Gutenberg in promoting the art of printing, d. at Paris about ...
Fytch, William Benedict - An English Franciscan friar ot the Capuchin Reform, whose family name was Filch; b. at ...

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