FernWithy (fernwithy) wrote in little_details,
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Daily life for an early Renaissance friar

I'm thinking about writing a mystery involving a friar (yeah, yeah, I know, shades o' Cadfael and Father Dowling, but oh, well). He's traveling and rootless for most of the story (for reasons related to his backstory), so he'd be separated from his routine. Of course, often separation makes the routine that much more prominent in the character's mind.

Anyway, he's a Franciscan friar in the 14th century, just at the very beginning of the Renaissance. I find that I can easily get information on beliefs of the Franciscans, the life of St. Francis, and so on, but I'm trying to find the daily routine of a man in a friary around that time, and I'm not sure where to look.
Tags: 1300-1399, europe: history, ~middle ages, ~religion: christianity: catholicism
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