Poor Pilgrims an order that started up in the year 1500. They came out of Italy into Germany barefooted and bareheaded, feeding all the week, except on Sundays, upon herbs and roots sprinkled with salt. They remained not above twenty-four hours in a place. They went by couples, begging from door to door. This penance they undertook voluntarily— some for three, others for five or seven years, as they pleased, and then returned home to their callings. SEE WALDENSES.