The Franciscans were a group of Catholic religious orders founded in 1209 by Francis of Assisi. Historically, they served as missionaries and preachers, and have devoted themselves to lives of austerity.
Brother Benedict, a Franciscan monk from Worcestershire who lived during the Middle Ages, recorded an encounter with a Jarvey in his monastery's herb garden in a manuscript. Being a Muggle, he did not know the creature's name or its magical nature, describing it simply as a "Ferret of monstrous size" that insulted his baldness and bit his nose. The Friar did not believe his story, asking if he had been drinking Brother Boniface's turnip wine.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Mentioned only)