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About Convents & Monasteries
As far as interesting religious historical places are concerned, a convent or monastery is right near the top of the list. Many of these buildings date back to the medieval times. There are many kinds of monastery buildings and convents, as most of the major religions prefer to have a space reserved just for prayer. Orthodox Catholic priests and nuns live in these spaces and use them domestically, as well as hold church services there. Other Christian sects such as Episcopalian, which is a common belief in the Latin community, use these rooms both as living quarters and for prayer. The Episcopal sect of Christianity was started in the United States, but has since become popular in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. In the Eastern religions of Buddhism and Hinduism, Buddhist and Hindu monks use these rooms for traditional meditation. These religions are popular in East Asia, in places like India, Tibet, Sri Lanka and Thailand. When touring a monastery or convent, be sure to note the religious symbols and important rooms, such as the oratory, or the main prayer room, and any other places designated for meditation or prayer. Some religious buildings may look very similar to one another, while others may be far from traditional. Whether you visit these places alone, with a religious group, or even just on a family vacation, it will be hard to ignore the rich history of rituals and customs with which most of these facilities are run. A trip to a monastery or convent is both educational and enjoyable.
 
 
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St Anthony's Friary
357 2nd St N Ste 101, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 822-7918
St Jerome Catholic Convent
2525 Sw 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 525-3533
St Elizabeth Convent
3000 N Perry Ave, Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 229-1978
Holy Family Catholic Church
301 78th Ave Ne, Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 526-1620
Sisters of St Joseph
241 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 829-3735
Sisters of Notre Dame
2114 Swan Ln, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
(727) 797-4955
Christ The King Monastery of St Clare
3900 Sherwood Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33445
(561) 498-3294
St Edward Convent
211 Park Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480
(561) 835-4232
Saint Claires Convent
970 Pine Hill Rd, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(727) 787-3741
Franciscan Convent
3006 N Perry Ave, Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 229-2492
Mother of Mercy Convent
5224 Milano St, Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 348-9785
Convent Blessed Trinity Sister
1040 Hunting Lodge Dr, Miami, FL 33166
(305) 871-3246
Saint Josephs Convent
243 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-1725
Saint Josephs Convent
234 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-5894
Daughters of St Paul Convent
11117 Sw 2nd St, Miami, FL 33174
(305) 554-0175


Living a monastic life studying religions and their traditions can be very difficult. However, many nuns and monks do just that. Studying Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, or Christian philosophies can give you a new outlook on life. Churches that have rooms for men and women to live in that dedicate their lives to following religions will usually have reserved quarters to separate the men from the women. Secular monastery has certain rules to follow when it comes to prayer, meditation, and staying away from media. Convents and Monasteries can work with the community to teach others about religions and traditions. They will have space for those who wish to remain alone and devote their lives to studying different religions and prayers. Individuals can choose eastern orthodox, catholic, Hindu, oriental, or Latin religions to follow. Each will have their own etymology and oratory to study and prayer schedules. Buildings can be from medieval times giving the convent or monastery a true historical outlook. Individual rooms will be private and small. Society can sometimes tour old buildings that used to be convents and monasteries and look at its domestic quarters. Space for meditation will often be separate in houses to give residents a peaceful area to concentrate on their meditation. If you want to find a convent or monastery near you, you can ask around to see if anyone you know has been to one before. You may find it to be a very peaceful visit that can give you an idea of what life would be like as a nun or monk.
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