1 a religious residence especially for nuns
2 a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together
EtymologyLatin conventus, from convenire, "to come together", "to assemble", from con- + venire, "to come"
- A religious community whose members, (especially nuns) live under strict observation of religious rules and self-imposed vows
- the buildings and pertaining surroundings in which such a community lives
- a gathering of people lasting several days which come from different regions of a country or even the world for the purpose of discussing or working on topics previously selected
A convent is a community of priests, religious brothers, religious sisters, or nuns 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.
ConventoConvento is a Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese word meaning Convent. It may refer to:
- Convento de Cristo, a Knights Templar stronghold built in the 12th century in Tomar, Portugal.
- Convento das Mónicas, a former Augustinian nunnery founded in Lisbon in 1586 to the religious order of Saint Augustine
- Convento de San Francisco, an arquitectually renowned monastery located in Lima, Peru.
- Hotel El Convento, a hotel in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Memorial do Convento, a 1987 Portuguese romance novel by José Saramago.
- O Convento, a 1995 film by Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, starring Catherine Deneuve and John Malkovich.
- Sacro Convento, a Franciscan friary in Assisi, Umbria, Italy.
- Convento is also a town in Piedmont, Italy.
convent in Catalan: Convent
convent in Spanish: Convento
convent in French: Couvent
convent in Italian: Convento
convent in Dutch: Convent
convent in Polish: Zakon
convent in Finnish: Konventti
convent in Swedish: konvent (kloster)