Capuciati or Caputiati:

Capuciati Or Caputiati:

(1.) A sect which arose about A.D. 1186, named from a cowl or cap which they wore as a badge. It was founded by one Durand, reputed to have been a carpenter (others say a butcher), who published that the Virgin had appeared to him and given him her image, and that of her Son, with this inscription: "O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, grant us peace!" adding that she directed him to take the image to the bishop of Puy, in order that he might form a society of all those who desired to restore peace in church and state; who should, in token of their belonging to such a society, wear a white hood, or capuche, with a leaden image like the pattern. Many persons in Burgundy joined the sect. They were put down by Hugo, bishop of Auxerre.

(2.) Some of the Wicliffites, in England, also obtained the name of Capuciati about the year 1387, because they refused to uncover their heads before the Host. — Mosheim, Ch. Hist. cent. 12, pt. 2, ch. 5, § 15; Bergier, Diet. de Theologie, 1:361.

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