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A Beguine convent in Amsterdam.
A Beguine convent in Amsterdam.
Dominican convent in Tepoztlan, Mexico.

A convent is a community of priests, religious brothers or religious sisters, or the building used by the community, particularly in the Roman Catholic Church and in the Anglican Communion. In modern usage, "convent" almost invariably refers to a community of women, as opposed to the "monastery", for men; but in historical usage they are often interchangeable. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1,024 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of the beguine convent in Amsterdam by myself. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1,024 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of the beguine convent in Amsterdam by myself. ... Beguines are lay sisterhoods made up of women who devote themselves to a life of religion without taking monastic vows. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... There are several monasteries near the Popocatépetl volcano in central Mexico which were built in the 16th-century by members of the Franciscan, Dominican and Augustinian orders. ... This article is about religious workers. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... Main article: Anglicanism The Anglican Communion is a world-wide affiliation of Anglican Churches. ...


Convento

Convento is a Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese word meaning Convent. It may refer to:

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