Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Beard

"The beard signifies the courageous; the beard distinguishes the grown men, the earnest, the active, the vigorous. So that when we describe such, we say, he is a bearded man."
-St. Augustine

"We shall wear the beard after the example of Christ and our first saints, since it is something manly, natural, severe, despised and austere."
-Capuchin Constitutions of 1536

Brazilian Friars, circa 1875

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