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LC control 85031689
LC classificationBX4200 BX4563 Catholic Church
NA4850 Architecture
Topical headingConvents
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Variant(s)Cloisters (Religious communities)
Convents and nunneries
See alsoChurch property
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Religious institutions
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Monasticism and religious orders for women
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Found inWork cat.: Raspini, G. Gli archivi delle corporazioni religiose soppresse della diocesi di Fiesole, 1983.
Kapsner. Catholic subjects headings.
New Cath. encyc. (Convents; no reference to nunneries)
Old Cath. encyc. (Only reference to nunneries is in article on Know-Nothing Movement)
Phone calls to Catholic University Library (Fr. Pater) and the Catholic League for Civil and Religious Liberties (confirms that Nunneries has negative connotations and has not been used by Catholics in the English speaking world for religious communities for women)
Web. new world dict., 1982 (Nunnery: "a former name for convent")