After the death of St. Francis (in 1226) a division occured between the monks divided into two groups. The first group wanted to preserve the original radicalism of the founder's life; there were only a few older monks in this group. The second opted for adapting the function and activity of the Order to the ever-increasing number of friars and to the new tasks they were faced by the Church. These were the vast majority.

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  The Order was founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi also called the Poverello of Assisi, Franciscus Seraphicus or The Poverello. His name was Giovanni (John) Bernardone, born in 1182 in Assisi. He came from a rich Italian bourgeois family.

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      The Kadyny village is situated on the Vistula Lagoon, about 23 km from Elblag, in the Elbląg Hills Landscape Park and the Kadyny Forest Reserve. It is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Tolkmicko, within Elbląg County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.

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