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Description:
Abbeys, monasteries and convents around the world.
Expanded Description:
Any abbey, convent, or monastery may be included. Though primarily intended for the Christian religion, there are those of other world religions that are also welcome!! The primary requirement is that they be an established place of formal religious retreat, with resident supervision.

We will also accept inactive sites, or those that may be classified as "ruins," or that have been converted to other uses -- as long as adequate DOCUMENTATION can be provided about its status as an abbey or monastery.

If you have any question about the suitability of any particular location for this category, please contact the group leader.
Instructions for Posting a Abbeys, Convents and Monasteries Waymark:
This is an adopted category so the requirements reflect changes that are not necessarily met by all of the waymarks you may see here, which are grandfathered in, of course.

NAME: This particulalry naming convention MUST be followed:
Abbey/Monastery/Convent name - Location
Examples:
Abbey Number One - Berlin, Germany
Abbey Number Two - Hometown, Iowa

1. Personally obtained GPS coordinates. These should be taken as near to the entrance as possible. Use a viewpoint only if access is restricted. Please explain this in your description!

2. At least TWO personally taken photos. One should show an overview of the building and grounds and the other must show a clear view of a sign or lettering showing the name of the facility. Multiple photos are encouraged to give as much of an overview as possible. If there is no sign, you may substitute another close-up photo. Please explain this in your description. Pleas do NOT include your GPSr in any photo!

3. A good description of the waymark with as much background as possible. Do a little research to make your waymark a valuable contribution to the category. Please include information about access to the location--roads, trails, parking, visitor facilities, tours, etc. The idea is to encourage visits, so anything that would help the potential visitor would be good to include. NOTE: All quoted material must be clearly indicated and the source given, including URL if from a web site.

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Describe your visit, including the date, with as much detail as possible, AND contribute at least ONE PHOTO, original, different from those already in the gallery, if possible.

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKloster Speinshart - Speinshart in der Oberpfalz/BY/Germany

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[DE] Kloster Speinhart gehört bis heute zur Diozese Regensburg. [EN] Monastery Speinhardt belongs until today to the diocese Regensburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 6/15/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKloster St. Mang / St. Mang Monastery - Füssen, Bavaria, Germany

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Die heutigen Gebäude stammen aus dem Jahr 1697, um ein mittelalterliches Kloster zu ersetzen. Es ist seit 1909 Rathaus. // The present buildings date from 1697 to replace a medieval monastery. It has been Town Hall since 1909.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 6/15/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye de Fontenay - Marmagne, France

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[EN] Founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard, Fontenay Abbey is one of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in Europe. [FR] Fondée en 1118 par saint Bernard, l'Abbaye de Fontenay est l'un des plus anciens monastères cisterciens d'Europe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Bourgogne, France

date approved: 6/15/2018

last visited: 6/8/2018

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesHuize Blijdorp - Voorschoten (NL)

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Monastry on large, private, estate in Voorschoten.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesWymondham Abbey - Wymondham, Norfolk

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This huge church and its famous twin towers is familiar to anyone who has ever been within 5 miles of Wymondham, pronounced Win-d'm; its presence always there above the roof tops, and still there on the horizon when the rooftops can no longer be seen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSt Joseph's Convent - Croydon, NSW, Australia

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On the south side of Liverpool Road, at Croydon is the St Joseph's Convent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastery of Saint Spyridon - Piraeus - Greece

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Temple of Saint Spyridon Piraeus in the center of the city

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Greece

date approved: 5/26/2018

last visited: 5/25/2018

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye Saint-Pierre - Hautvillers, France

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[EN] The Saint-Pierre abbey is an old Benedictine abbey, the church of Saint-Sindulph is home to the tomb of Dom Perignon. [FR] L'abbaye Saint-Pierre est une ancienne abbaye bénédictine, l'église Saint-Sindulphe abrite la tombeau de Dom Pérignon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 5/26/2018

last visited: 5/22/2018

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesPort Royal des Champs - Magny-les-Hameaux (Les Yvelines), France

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[FR] Il ne reste aujourd’hui presque rien de ce monastère fondé en 1204, témoin de l’histoire de l’abbaye de Port-Royal et du jansénisme. [EN] This was an abbey of Cistercian nuns that launched a number of culturally important institutions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 5/18/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKloster Engelberg/Engleberg Abbey - Engleberg,Oberwalden, Switzerland

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Das Kloster wurde zwischen den Jahren 1735 und 1740 wieder aufgebaut, aber die Organisation stammt aus dem Jahr 1120. // The monastery was rebuilt between the years 1735 and 1740 but the organization dates back to 1120.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Zentralschweiz (ZG/SZ/LU/UR/OW/NW), Switzerland

date approved: 5/18/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and Monasteriesehem. Kloster Thedinga - Leer / Nüttermoor, NS, Deutschland

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Gedenkstein an das ehemalige Benediktinerkloster Thedinga in der Nähe von Nüttermoor / Leer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 5/11/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKloster Gertrudenberg - Osnabrück, NI, Germany

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The monastery Gertrudenberg is a former Benedictine monastery. It was founded in the first half of the 12th century and existed until 1803. On the former monastery grounds is the private psychiatric clinic "Ameos Klinikum Osnabrück"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bush-Rescue

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 5/11/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastery of Kaisariani - Kaisariani - Greece

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The Kaisariani Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery built on the north side of Mount Hymettus, near Athens, Greece.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Greece

date approved: 4/24/2018

last visited: 4/23/2018

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvento do Senhor Santo Cristo da Fraga, Portugal

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Convento do Senhor Santo Cristo da Fraga

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dmelo

location: Viseu, Portugal

date approved: 3/23/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvento de São Bernardo, Sernancelhe, Portugal

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Situado numa zona montanhosa (nas faldas da Serra da Lapa) e isolada, como foi apanágio das primeiras casas cistercienses, o convento de Nossa Senhora da Assunção acabou por funcionar como pólo dinamizador da povoação de Tabosa.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dmelo

location: Viseu, Portugal

date approved: 3/23/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas, Portugal

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[PT] Mosteiro masculino da Ordem de Cister, a sua construção iniciou-se em 1168. [ENG] Male monastery of the Order of Cister, its construction began in 1168.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dmelo

location: Viseu, Portugal

date approved: 3/23/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMosteiro de Sº João de Tarouca, Portugal

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Mosteiro de São João de Tarouca is a Monasterie.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dmelo

location: Viseu, Portugal

date approved: 3/23/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastery of Mount Carmel - Niagara Falls, Ontario

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The Carmelites are a religious order of Roman Catholic priests and brothers. The original monastery was built in 1894 and enlarged in 1925 when it became a seminary.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 3/16/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye Royale de l'Epau

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L'Abbaye Royale de l'Epau est une abbaye cistercienne fondée en 1229 par Bérengère de Navarre près du Mans. The Royal Abbey of Epau is a Cistercian abbey founded in 1229 by Berengaria of Navarre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sawen44

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 3/7/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye de Floreffe - Belgique

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Fondée en 1121 et richement dotée par les comtes de Namur, Floreffe est la seconde abbaye de l’Ordre des prémontrés. Founded in 1121 and richly endowed by the Counts of Namur, Floreffe is the second abbey of the Premonstratensian Order

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member franketmuriel

location: Namur, Belgium

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye Saint-Sauveur - Charroux, France

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[EN] The Abbey of Saint-Sauveur Charroux, Benedictine, founded in the eighth century and now in ruins, is located in Charroux. [FR] L'abbaye Saint-Sauveur de Charroux, bénédictine, fondée au VIIIe siècle et en ruine de nos jours, est située à Charroux.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: 2/4/2018

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesHouse of the Good Shepherd Convent - Helena, MT

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Consisting of four buildings, the entire House of the Good Shepherd Convent complex was built between 1888 and 1895. The convent was the first building to be erected, going up in 1888.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/28/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesHospital and Merciful Brothers convent in Spišské Podhradie / Nemocnica a kláštor Milosrdných bratov v Spišskom Podhradí (North-East Slovakia)

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Baroque complex of the former Hospital and Merciful Brothers convent (Nemocnica a kláštor Milosrdných bratov), located in the historic centre of Spišské Podhradie, serves nowadays as a welfare centre for old people.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Prešovský kraj, Slovakia

date approved: 1/28/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesImmaculate Heart Monastery of the Poor Clares - Los Altos Hills, CA

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The Immaculate Heart Monastery of the Poor Clares in Los Altos Hills, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/20/2018

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSeefeld’s Monastery - Seefeld in Tirol, Austria

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The former Seefeld’s monastery, now the five-star Klosterbräu Hotel, is located adjacent and connected to the Parish Church of St. Oswald in the center of Seefeld in Tirol, Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Tirol, Austria

date approved: 1/15/2018

last visited: never

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