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an official in a British hospital who looks after the social and material needs of the patients

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As Americans gathered for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Krajewski described how Francis has redefined the little known office of papal almoner and explained the true meaning of giving during a chat with journalists over coffee and pastries a few steps from the Vatican gates.
The combination of almoner service and regular masses gave the 'patients their chance of rehabilitation'.
I readily and, I trust, feelingly acknowledge the duty incumbent on us all as men and citizens, and as among the highest and holiest of our duties, to provide for those who, in the mysterious order of Providence, are subject to want and to disease of body of mind; but I can not find any authority in the Constitution for making the Federal Government the great almoner of public charity throughout the United States.
In 1716 William Nicolson, the bishop of Carlisle and almoner to George I, preached the Spital Sermon at St.
Thomas' as a lady almoner, as the medical social worker was called in those days.
A Fifteenth-Century King's Almoner, Registrar of the Order of the Garter--and Owner of British Library MS Add.
Where the Abbey's almoner once dispensed charity to the poor and hospitality to visitors, modern day sightseers are rightly expected to pay cash and save scant resources for a worthy town council which has had the wit and energy to run this brilliant resource for the town.
(20) In 1937, Norma Parker commented that if she accepted an almoner position at Wellington Hospital, New Zealand she would 'be leaving the field clear' to non-Catholic social workers at a time when there were no Catholic qualified social workers in Sydney, except Eileen Davidson.
This arouses his anger because the almoner's hysterical nagging and homoerotic gestures disparage Meursault's fear of death.
Furthermore Ignatius cultivated the support of the Roman social elite, especially women with links to Habsburg Spain, and solicited the aid of the papal almoner and of plenary indulgences for those devoting their service.
Finally, Elaine Wiles is the northern almoner for the Injured Jockeys' Fund, a true stalwart operating at the sharp end of misery and tragedy after serious injury or indeed death.
It is worth noting that the idea of "the lady with the lamp" was not yet prevalent, although she had been described thus in the newspapers, by Mr MacDonald, almoner of the Times Fund and was shown carrying an oil lamp by The Illustrated London News (see above).
The second, (January to May, 1795) investigated Leonarda Rosa's own supporter and confessor, the almoner of the Bemposta hospital, Father Luis da Anunciacao.
As soon as he came to Spain he appealed for money to the Royal Almoner in Madrid, and his costly way of life led him into frequent borrowing.