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Third Order Franciscan Women

By Darleen Pryds
February 11, 2013
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Dr. Darleen Pyrds on early lay Franciscan women. Given to the Franciscan Sisters in Philadelphia.

Darleen Pryds

Darleen Pryds

Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality and History

Darleen Pryds specializes in the Medieval Franciscan Tradition (Lay Franciscans and the Third Order, Lay Preaching, Mysticism) and the Spirituality of Dying and Death. Her focus on lay Franciscans has analyzed the tradition of lay preaching as a form of “Somatic Theology,” or theology expressed through lived experience.



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