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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 MonasteriesDominican Sisters Center - San Rafel, CA

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A large convent in San Rafael.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/1/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKapuzinerkloster - Rheinfelden, AG, Switzerland

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This church and the adjoining houses were a Capuchin monastery from 1655 to 1804.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 5/28/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMaulbronn Monastery - Maulbronn, Germany

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Das 1147 gegründete Kloster Maulbronn gilt als die am besten erhaltene mittelalterliche Klosteranlage nördlich der Alpen./Maulbronn Monastery founded in 1147 is the best-preserved medieval Cistercian monastery complex in Europe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 5/20/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMemleben Abbey - Memleben, Germany

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Benedictine monastery near the river Unstrut

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rpbtf

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 5/12/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesBlackfriars - Ipswich, Suffolk

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The remains of the Blackfriars church of St Mary, Ipswich, are in the town centre to the south of Tacket Street, between Foundation Street and Lower Orwell Street. They are permanently open.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/12/2016

last visited: never

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

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L'abbaye de Solesmes située au bord de la Sarthe est un haut Lieu du Chant Grégorien / Solesmes Abbey on the banks of the Sarthe is a high place of Gregorian Chant

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gâtinaise

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbdij van Sint-Winoksbergen / Benedictijnen / Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Frankrijk

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This is an old unoccupied abbey in St.-Winnokcbergen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GEO-BREIN

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 4/29/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesStella Maris Convent - Pictou, NS

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Begun in 1876, construction on this Second Empire styled brick and sandstone convent school was completed in 1880.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 4/17/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary - Lake Oswego, OR

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The Sisters of the Holy Names, an international congregation of Catholic women religious and Associates, work toward the full development of the human person through education and compassion with the hope of building a better world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/4/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvento de Nossa Senhora da Orada - [Reguengos de Monsaraz, Évora, Portugal]

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Convento perto de Monsaraz.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member AlexCatarina

location: Évora, Portugal

date approved: 3/30/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKloster Kalvarienberg, Ahrweiler - RLP / Germany

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Das Kloster Kalvarienberg ist ein von den Ursulinen geführtes Kloster in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. Es liegt auf dem Kalvarienberg, zu dem ein Kreuzweg mit 14 Stationen hochführt. The monastery Calvary is kept by the Ursulines in Bad Neuenahr. It is located on Kalvarien mountain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 3/27/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesBromholm Priory - Bacton, Norfolk

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Probably the most well documentd part of Bacton's past is the, now ruined, Broomholm Priory. Founded in 1113 by William de Glanville for monks of the order of Cluni, it was dedicated to St. Andrew.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/27/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesCymer Abbey - Dolgellau, Wales, UK

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Cymer Abbey is a ruined Cistercian abbey near the village of Llanelltyd, just north of Dolgellau, Gwynedd in north-west Wales, United Kingdom.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ddraig Ddu

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/25/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFormer Dominican Convent - Hunstanton, Norfolk

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The Marine Bar, Hunstanton, at one time served as a Dominican Convent around 1890.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/22/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesChurch of the Pantanassa - Athens, Greece

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This church was once a monastery and the square and Metro stop are named after the Monastery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Greece

date approved: 3/3/2016

last visited: 4/4/2016

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesShrewsbury Abbey - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK.

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The Abbey was founded as a Benedictine Monastery by Roger de Montgomery in 1083 on the site of an existing Saxon church. After the Dissolution of all Monasteries by King Henry VIII, part of the Abbey survives to this day as a Parish Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/21/2016

last visited: 2/22/2016

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKloster Wiblingen - Ulm, BW, Germany

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Wiblingen Abbey was founded in 1093 by the counts Hartmann and Otto von Kirchberg and is located near Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member [somnambulist]

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 2/7/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesConvento da Giesteira - [Évora, Évora, Portugal]

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Convento abandonado perto de Nossa Sra. da Boa Fé no concelho de Évora.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member AlexCatarina

location: Évora, Portugal

date approved: 2/3/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesSt Nicholas's Priory - Monkton, Pembroke, Wales.

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St Nicholas's Priory, Pembroke (Monkton), was established as an alien priory of St Martin of Séez by Arnulf of Montgomery, earl of Pembroke. Now known as 'Priory & Parish Church of Saints Nicholas & John' Located in Monkton, Pembroke, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/26/2016

last visited: 1/26/2016

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesServite Monastery - Portland, OR

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Located at the Grotto...a Roman Catholic sanctuary in Portland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/21/2016

last visited: 3/14/2014

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesHôtel de ville (Ancien couvent des Clarisses) — Thionville, France

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The city hall of Thionville, built in the style of the late Renaissance, is a former convent of the Order of Saint Clare (Clarisses)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Lorraine, France

date approved: 1/19/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesOur Lady of Grace Monastery - Monastery, NS

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Begun in 1825, this monastery is today occupied by the Contemplative Augustinian Nuns.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 1/9/2016

last visited: 5/1/2016

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesRedemptorist Monastery - North Perth, Western Australia

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A monastery in North Perth

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 1/9/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFormer Piarist Convent / Bývalý Piaristický klášter - Príbor (North Moravia)

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Large late-Baroque complex of the former Piarist convent (Piaristický klášter), nowadays regional museum, library, art school and town' cultural centre, is one of the key historic and architectural landmarks of town Príbor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/9/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesNunnery of Chotesov - Czech Republic

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Nunnery of Chotešov

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Plzensky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/2/2016

last visited: 6/12/2016

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