The monks paced the cloister walks, and waited and watched to catch the signal from the lay-brother posted without.
Converse meant a lay-brother employed as a drudge in a monastery.
It receives instruction from two Franciscan friars—one a priest, and the other a lay-brother—so that it is well instructed.
Shall a lay-brother of Malvern stoop to play handy-dandy for favours?
The lay-brother went, since he was not a confessor, and was saved, with those who were at the stern.
The lay-brother said he would inquire, and showed them into the parlour.
On entering the gate, a lay-brother received me on his knees; and in a low and whispering voice informed me they were at vespers.
The medical ability of the lay-brother was of great service.
On 17 December he gave them leave to proceed, and sent one of the monastery servants and a lay-brother to escort them.
His death was that of a saint, and a touching account of it has been left by his assistant, a Jesuit lay-brother.