Category: Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents and Priories

Categories: Religious Structures and Places


The words monastery, abbey, convent and priory have been used over different periods of history and locations to cover communities of both men and women and both professionals and layity, following a monastic life. The religious uses of many have ceased with some falling to ruin and others being converted to secular purposes. Although many people associate monasteries, abbeys, convents and priories which the Catholic Church, other religions also have such institutions and buildings. Categories for all types of such buildings are gathered together here.

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