Recollet

Definitions

  • Church of the Recollets and la Grande Place
    Church of the Recollets and la Grande Place
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Recollet (Eccl) Same as Recollect n.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. récollet, fr. L. recollectus, p. p. of recolligere, to gather again, to gather up; NL., to collect one's self, esp. for religious contemplation

Usage

In literature:

A blast of wind shook the Rue des Recollets and drove the rain angrily against the windowpanes.
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
Here, too, I found a young Irish recollet, in his way from Rome to his own country.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
His close, black soutane contrasted oddly with the gray, loose gown of the Recollet.
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
He was accompanied by Tonty, and Father Membre, one of the Recollet order, whom he always preferred to the Jesuits.
"Canada" by J. G. Bourinot
The Sieur Houel recommended the Recollets, and four willing missionaries were finally chosen.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
By his entreaties four Recollets were prevailed upon to undertake the mission.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
Sagard, the Recollet missionary, says the company treated Hebert so badly because it wished to discourage colonization.
"The Founder of New France" by Charles W. Colby
Even in death Count Frontenac set his face against the Jesuits, for he was buried in the Recollet Chapel.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
Entered order of Recollets.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
See the steeples of the Cathedral, of the Jesuits, of the Recollets!
"The Span o' Life" by William McLennan
Recollet Friars, the, 68, 69, 160.
"A Historical Geography of the British Colonies" by Charles Prestwood Lucas
Father Sagar Theodat, a Recollet and famous missionary, rose from the table to consult it.
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
In 1615 four Recollet friars were induced to come to Quebec, this being the beginning of missionary activities in New France.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
With them went Father Joseph le Caron, a Recollet, accompanied by twelve armed Frenchmen.
"History of the Discovery of the Northwest by John Nicolet in 1634" by Consul Willshire Butterfield
The scaffold erected for the Prince, opposite the Convent of the Recollets, astonished all the nobles.
"The Works of Honoré de Balzac" by Honoré de Balzac
The Recollet fathers had now been five years in the country, yet the interests of religion were not flourishing.
"Count Frontenac" by William Dawson LeSueur
Last of all came the Recollets, or bare-footed Augustinians.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
Without delay I determined to seek refuge in the Convent of the Recollets, which was handy.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. V (of VI), "In London and Moscow" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Buisset, Luc, the Recollet, 121; at Fort Frontenac, 132, 135, 137, 280.
"La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West" by Francis Parkman
The Recollet missionaries settled in Canada.
"The History of the Thirteen Colonies of North America 1497-1763" by Reginald W. Jeffery
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