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He difference between friars and monks was that?
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What is the difference between Benedictine and Franciscan monks?
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What is the difference between friars and monks?
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How were friars and monks different?
Friars live the evangelical counsels (vows of poverty, chastity and obedience) to service the community. Monks practice asceticism (living alone or with other monks) and devotion. Monks are self-sufficient, whereas friars live among other people and rely on donations. Friars are can also travel within a wide area, but monks stay in the same place.