Sack, Brethren

Sack, Brethren of the, a religious order, which was established about the beginning of the 13th century, and had monasteries in France, Germany, Italy, and England. The brethren were very austere, for they neither ate flesh nor drank wine. Besides the sack which they wore, and from which they took the name, they went bare legged, and had only wooden sandals on their feet.

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