(from Lat. for to gather again). Branches of Augustinians (see Augustinian Hermits) and Franciscans*; called recollects beause their mems. returned to the early strict rule. Franciscan recollects began as a reform movement in Fr. ca. 1570; spread to Belg., Ger., Ireland, and Eng. Friars on the Continent; were inc. with other Observants* 1897. Augustinian recollects began in Sp. in the late 1580s; engaged in miss. work esp. in Peru and the Philippines; were constituted an indep. order 1912.
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