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Catholic Word of the Day: CUSTOS, 03-15-13
| Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
Posted on 03/15/2013 8:37:31 AM PDT by Salvation
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A superior officer among the Franciscan Order with varying duties. There are custos provinciae, who represents his provincial in general chapter, and custos regiminis, who rules a small province. Formerly the canon of a cathedral church who had the care of souls; also the treasure of a collegiate church. (Etym. Latin custos, preserver, keeper, protector.)
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