(also Recollect /ˈrekəlekt/)
A member of a reformed branch of the Franciscan order, founded in France in the late 16th century.
- The Recollects sent to Placentia attended this mission.
- La Salle hated and harassed the Jesuits but got along fairly well with the Recollects.
From French récollet, from medieval Latin recollectus 'gathered together', expressing a notion of concentration, and absorption in thought.
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