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convent:

see monasticismmonasticism
, form of religious life, usually conducted in a community under a common rule. Monastic life is bound by ascetical practices expressed typically in the vows of celibacy, poverty, and obedience, called the evangelical counsels.
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convent

1. A religious community: friars, monks, or nuns (now usually nuns).
2. A group of buildings occupied by such a community.

convent

1. a building inhabited by a religious community, usually of nuns
2. the religious community inhabiting such a building
3. a school in which the teachers are nuns
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In the midst of this, the great stable of the convent, occupying the basement story and entered by the basement door, outside which all the disorder was, poured forth its contribution of cloud, as if the whole rugged edifice were filled with nothing else, and would collapse as soon as it had emptied itself, leaving the snow to fall upon the bare mountain summit.
They thought much more of alighting at the convent door, and warming themselves at the convent fire.
It was like the supper of an ordinary Swiss hotel, and good red wine grown by the convent in more genial air was not wanting.
Pray,' he inquired of the host, over his soup, 'has your convent many of its famous dogs now?
Monsieur might have easily seen him in the valley or somewhere on the lake, when he (the dog) had gone down with one of the order to solicit aid for the convent.
Then I thought of Eliza and Georgiana; I beheld one the cynosure of a ball-room, the other the inmate of a convent cell; and I dwelt on and analysed their separate peculiarities of person and character.
The treasure is buried in the sepulchral vault of the convent, under a stone in which is fixed a large iron ring and under which are four steps leading down.
And two days afterwards she told him that it was all arranged; the abbe was enchanted to serve him, and if he would present himself civilly at the convent gate there would be no difficulty.
She attributes the geographical diversity of the sisters to their being able to research convents online and join one that has a mission for which rhey feel a particular calling.
convents and convent schools originated in the South, partly because of greater hostility to Catholics and Catholic institutions elsewhere in the country, especially in the Northeast.
From the late 1800s, the convents income was generated by a large commercial laundry, staffed by the women who had been put in the Magdalen Asylum.
Babu has reportedly admitted to stealing cash from over half a dozen convents in the region.