Carmelite, Catholic, Franciscan, etc.
enter, join

She entered a convent (= became a nun) at the age of sixteen.

establish, found, set up

The nuns established a convent here in 1692.

building, wall

within the convent walls (= inside the convent)

education, school
in a/the convent

She spent her whole life in a convent.

convent of

the Convent of St Saviour

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