Adverts

Open Access Articles- Top Results for Convent

International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology
Design of Magnetic Levitation Train
International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology
Status of E-Waste in India - A Review
International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology
Investigation of Process Parameters in Micro -EDM Machining

Convent

For other uses, see Convent (disambiguation).

A convent is either a community of priests, religious brothers/sisters, or nuns, or the building used by the community, particularly in the Roman Catholic Church and in the Anglican Communion. The terms "convent" or "nunnery" almost invariably refers to a community of women in modern English usage (from 18th century[1]), while "monastery", "priory" or "friary" is used for men; but in historical usage they are often interchangeable.

Technically, a "monastery" or "nunnery" is a community of monastics, whereas a "convent" is a community of mendicants ("friary" specifying a male community specifically), and a "canonry" a community of canons regular. The terms "abbey" and "priory" can be applied to both monasteries and canonries and distinguish those headed by an Abbot from the lesser dependent houses headed by a Prior.

See also

References

External links

Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Buffer' not found.