I removed this sentence because the anticipated link did not work.
The are, in fact, female monks.184.108.40.206 23:47, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
I think the longer explanations might help this page.220.127.116.11 23:49, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Please discuss the difference, if any, between a nunnery and a convent. I have the completely undocumented idea that a nunnery is more secluded while a convent is more "in the world". For example some convent provide aid and rooms to travelers, or work with the community.18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:55, 5 September 2008 (UTC)