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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 MonasteriesHoly Transfiguration Skete Monastery - Eagle Harbor MI

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The Holy Transfiguration Skete Monks Catholic Monastery of the Byzantine is a Catholic Monastery of the Byzantine rite, under the jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Nicholas in Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Michigan

date approved: 11/29/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesUrsulinenkloster Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany

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The Ursuline Monastery is the second remaining monastery in Erfurt, next to the Augustinian Monastery. It is right on the river Anger in the center of the old town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye aux Hommes - Caen (Normandie), France

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[FR] L'abbaye aux Hommes est une des deux grandes abbayes, avec l'abbaye aux Dames, fondées par Guillaume le Conquérant à Caen. [EN] The Abbey of Saint-Étienne is a former Benedictine monastery in the French city of Caen, Normandy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Basse-Normandie, France

date approved: 11/25/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye aux Dames - Caen (Normandie), France

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[FR] L'abbaye aux Dames est un monastère de moniales bénédictines fondé au XIe siècle à Caen. [EN] The Abbey of Sainte-Trinité (the Holy Trinity), also known as Abbaye aux Dames, is a former monastery of women in Caen, Normandy

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Basse-Normandie, France

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKloster Marienweiher - 95352 Marktleugast/Germany/BY

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Kloster der Franziskaner-Observanten in Marienweiher // Monastery Marienweiher, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 11/8/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMileševa monastery - Serbia

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Mileševa is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located near Prijepolje, in southwest Serbia. It was founded by King Vladislav, in the years between 1234 and 1236.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: SCG

date approved: 11/8/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesPaulan Monastery - Svetce, Czech Republic

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The Svetce complex comprises the convent of a former Paulan monastery, the ruins of a chateau, and the riding school built by prince Windischgrätz in 1861.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Plzensky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/2/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastery of Minorites - Krnov, Czech Republic

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The history of the Monastery of Minorites and the adjacent Church of the Birth of Our Lady, building one complex, has been closely connected with the history of the town of Krnov since the end of the 13th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/15/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesBlackfriar's Priory -- Canterbury, Kent, UK

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The Blackfriar's Priory on St. Peter's lane in Canterbury

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/26/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbtei Maria Laach - Maria Laach - RLP - Germany

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Abtei Maria Laach

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 9/10/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMaria Waldrast - Mühlbachl, Tirol, Austria

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Maria Waldrast is a pilgrimage themonastery in the municipality Mühlbachl in Tirol. It is 1638 m above sea level. A. at the foot of the Serles and is one of the highest

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Tirol, Austria

date approved: 9/4/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbey de Neresheim-Neresheim-BW-Germany

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Neresheim Abbey, dedicated to St. Ulrich and St. Afra, is a Benedictine abbey belonging to the congregation of Beuron, within the Benedictine Confederation. It is Neresheim in Baden-Württemberg (Germany).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 9/4/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAncien couvent des Soeurs de la congrégation de Notre-Dame - Sainte-Thérèse, Québec

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Ancient couvent des Sœurs de la congrégation de Notre-Dame, construit en 1917. // Old convent of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame, built in 1917.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member machard

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 9/4/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbey Stift Eberndorf - Kärnten - Austria

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Das ehemalige Augustiner-Chorherren-Stift Eberndorf

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Kärnten, Austria

date approved: 8/23/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastery of the Precious Blood - Portland, ME

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Though it doesn't show its age, this building was built in 1807. Since 1934 it has been a monastery and prior to that a girls' school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 8/19/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye de Pontigny - Pontigny, France

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[FR] L'abbaye de Pontigny est un ancien monastère de l'ordre cistercien. [EN] Founded in 1114 as the second of the four great daughter houses of Cîteaux Abbey, it was a Cistercian monastery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Bourgogne, France

date approved: 8/15/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFormer convent of Brothers Hospitallers with hospital / Bývalý klášter Milosrdných bratrí s nemocnicí - Valtice (South Moravia)

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Baroque ensemble of former convent of Brothers Hospitallers with hospital and Church of St. Augustine (Bývalý klášter Milosrdných bratrí s nemocnicí a kostelem Sv. Augustina) belongs among key historic monuments of town Valtice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 8/14/2016

last visited: 9/26/2016

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastery of Perpetual Adoration - El Paso, TX

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It is a designated Landmark building and its golden dome and arched Gothic dormers are visible from blocks away. Built in 1938 it is home to the Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 8/13/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesKloster Arnsburg - Lich, Hessen, Germany

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Arnsburg Abbey (Kloster Arnsburg) is a former Cistercian monastery near the town of Lich. It was founded from Eberbach Abbey in 1174.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 8/10/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFormer Ursuline convent of the Assumption of Our Lady / Couvent d'ursulines Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption - Tours (France)

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Architectural complex of the former Ursuline convent of the Assumption of Our Lady (Couvent d'ursulines Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption), founded in 1619, belongs among less known but interesting monuments of Touraine capital Tours.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Centre, France

date approved: 8/9/2016

last visited: 2/12/2016

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAgnetenklooster Tongeren - Limburg / Belgium

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Agnetenklooster is a 15th-century monastery north of the St. Catherine Begijnhof in Tongeren.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Limburg, Belgium

date approved: 7/31/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesFormer monastery "Augustijnenklooster" in Hasselt, Limburg / Belgium

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Augustinian Monastery in Hasselt, founded in 1236

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Limburg, Belgium

date approved: 7/28/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesAbbaye Val Notre-Dame Abbey - Saint-Jean-de-Matha, QC

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L'Abbaye Val Notre-Dame is located at the foot of the Montagne Coupée in Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Lanaudière, Québec.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesMonastère de Cimiez - Nice, France

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[FR] Le monastère de Cimiez a été fondé au IXe siècle par les moines bénédictins de l'abbaye de Saint-Pons. [EN] The Franciscan Church and Monastery of Nice is still populated by a small community of Franciscan friars.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 7/10/2016

last visited: 8/14/2016

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Abbeys, Convents and MonasteriesCarmelite Monastery of St Joseph - Piedmont, OK United States

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A lovely area north of Memorial Rd on County Line Rd, surrounded by wooded areas and farmlands with a pond in front and a creek at the rear of the property. No visitors to the interior. Mass in the chapel Mon - Fri 7:30, Sat - Sun 8:00.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/7/2016

last visited: never

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