Religion: Monks Franciscan

Prince Alban Lowenstein Wertheim Freudenberg was formerly a Captain in the Hanover Uhlans. General von Reichlin-Meldegg was formerly military commander of Ingolstadt, Bavaria. Both are now Franciscan monks, having taken the vow in Munich. The distinguishing characteristic of the Franciscan order is: Imitation of the public life of Christ, especially His poverty and simplicity— "A poor and scanty use of earthly goods." Their dress is brown robe with white girdle.


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