Friday, September 23, 2011
Muñequitos Monasticos: Dominican Cooperator Brother
A Dominican Cooperator Brother is a lay friar in the Order of Preachers. Historically they existed to take care of worldly things so that the priest could focus on priestly duties. Currently their habits are identical to the Priests Brothers, but in the past they wore a distinctive habit of a black capuce and scapular as seen in the cartoon. That is the habit you see St. Martin of Porres wearing in his depictions.