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  Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
Mission Statement: "The Convention's mission is the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local, regional and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world" (Ramsar COP8, 2002).
Les langues de travail officielles de la Convention de Ramsar sont l'anglais, le français et l'espagnol.
www.ramsar.org   (392 words)

  NOVODEVICHY CONVENT FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Novodevichy Convent was founded in 1524 by Grand_Prince Vasili III in commemoration of the conquest of Smolensk in 1514.
In 1724, the monastery housed a military hospital for the soldiers and officers of the Russian army and an orphanage for female foundlings.
By 1763, the convent housed 84 nuns, 35 lay_sisters, and 78 sick patients and servants.
www.flowergods.com /Novodevichy_Convent   (910 words)

 Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery in Moscow, Russia
The convent also served as home to the power-loving Sofia Alexeyevna, Peter the Great's older half sister, whom he confined to the monastery in 1689 due to her unwillingness to concede the throne to her brother and in doing so drew the convent into a dangerous political battle.
As soon as the convent was founded, a cemetery was opened on its grounds, which subsequently became a traditional burial place for the church dignitaries, noble families and feudal lords of Moscow and later on, in the 19th century, of the intelligentsia and merchants.
The convent was later re-opened as a museum to Novodevichy's history and in 1964 became the official residence of the Orthodox Church's Metropolitan of Kruitsky and Kolomensky.
www.moscow-taxi.com /churches/novodevichy-convent-and-cemetery.html   (1185 words)

 Saydnaya Convent - Syria
The Saydnaya Convent is located in the mountains not far from the city of Damascus, the seat of the ancient Patriarchate of Antioch.
The convent soon gained such renown that it came to be ranked second only to Jerusalem as a place of pilgrimage, and nuns from every corner of Syria, Egypt, and other lands flocked to it.
The terraces and domes of the convent are the subject of many stories and accounts of miracles, similar to those we hear about the towers of Constantinople, where many special processions and intercessions were celebrated during the wars, plagues, and other dangers that assailed the Christians of Byzantium.
www.balamandmonastery.org.lb /MonastSaydnaya.htm   (1057 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Convent Schools (Great Britain)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The exception referred to was the bar Convent at York, belonging to the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose foundress, Mary Ward, was the pioneer of religious congregations devoted to the education of English girls.
The opening of numerous convents in England during the latter half of the nineteenth century has produced correspondingly numerous convent schools, in many of which, be it noted, Protestant as well as Catholic girls (especially in day and elementary schools) have been and are still being educated.
Ursula's convent, also at Oxford, likewise receives ladies and religious desirous of reading for honours in modern languages or for the B. degree examination, which they may do either by attending the university lectures, or by means of private tuition in the convent itself.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04342a.htm   (2219 words)

 Convent History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
In 1830, a second convent is built on the ruins of the first.
In 1906, the second convent is a severe state of disrepair, thus forcing the school trustees to allow its demolition.
A newer convent is built in 1963 on the Château-Richer headlands, near the church and presbytery.
pages.globetrotter.net /cicb/convent_history.htm   (504 words)

With regard to the educational work of the convents, it may here be stated that this includes the teaching of both elementary and secondary schools, as well as the training of teachers for such schools and higher education.
The bishop also is obliged periodically to visit and inspect all the convents in his diocese, excepting those that are exempt, at the time of which visitation every nun must be free to see him privately in order to make any complaints or suggestions that she may wish.
Some convents, on account of their poverty, are obliged to insist upon it, and, generally speaking, most expect their members to bring some contribution to the general fund.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04340c.htm   (1416 words)

 Welcome to Horrorview.com!: The Convent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Mike Mendez's The Convent had already stirred up a legion of devoted fans based on early screenings, festival showings, and just strong word of mouth, and it is thanks to those fans that Mike's great horror/comedy finally fell into the right hands for distribution.
The Convent is the story of a group of stereotypically obnoxious college types who venture to a condemned catholic school to spray the letters of their fraternity on the schools bell tower.
The Convent has been closed down since 1960, when, legend has it, a former student named Christine shot up thechurch, nuns and all, and burnt the place down after being forced into an abortion to hide the fact that it was the head priest's child she was carrying.
www.horrorview.com /CONVENT.htm   (544 words)

 Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
The Novodevichy Convent, in south western Moscow, built in the 16th and 17th centuries, was part of a chain of monastic ensembles that were integrated into the defence system of the city.
The Convent was directly associated with the political, cultural and religious history of Russia, and closely linked to the Moscow Kremlin.
Criterion (iv): The Novodevichy Convent is an outstanding example of an exceptionally well preserved monastic complex, representing particularly the ‘Moscow baroque’ style in the architecture of the late 17th century.
whc.unesco.org /pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=1097   (266 words)

 The Catholic Carmelite Convent just outside the north wall of the Memorial Site at Dachau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The spot where the convent was built was formerly a pond that was filled with gravel when the Nazis rebuilt the camp in 1937.
In 1984, Carmelite nuns opened a convent just outside the main camp at Auschwitz, in a building formerly used by the SS as a theater, until they were forced to move because of Jewish protests.
The entrance to the convent church is through one of the original guard towers which was still standing in 1960 when the Catholic Church of the Mortal Agony of Christ was dedicated.
www.scrapbookpages.com /DachauScrapbook/MemorialSite/Convent.html   (621 words)

 The Zarrentin convent - sigths in Mecklenburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The convent itself was already founded in 1246 by countess Audacia and by her son, who later became Count Gunzelin III of Schwerin.
But it was only in 1252, as a result of a removal of the convent to Zarrentin that Bishop Friedrich of Ratzeburg confirmed the foundation of the convent which received the name of ‘Heaven’s Gate’ by Pope Alexander IV.
At the beginning the convent and church grounds together formed a closed rectangle with a four sided cloister around the quadrangle (inner courtyard) which also served as a nuns’; cemetery.
www.all-in-all.com /english/1056_4.htm   (237 words)

 2005 NFB National Convention Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
NFB conventions give government representatives, agency administrators, and leaders in politics, business, and industry the opportunity to address and respond to a large nationwide audience primarily of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
The 2005 convention will be the largest meeting of the blind (or of persons with any disabilities) to be held anywhere in the world in the year 2005.
The convention is the supreme authority and policy-making body of the National Federation of the Blind and voice of the nation's blind.
www.nfb.org /convent/convens2.htm   (445 words)

 St. Monica's Convent
The Convent was destined not only for the nuns called daughters of St. Monica (mother of St. Augustine), but also for the widows (who wanted to dedicate themselves to the service of God) and for the protection of the ladies whose husbands were in distant lands defending the Portuguese Empire.
The frontal of the Convent's entrance bears the symbols of Eucharist, the Paschal Lamb and the Holy Spirit with an inscription.
She died in this convent on January 2, 1683, at the age of 78, with stigmata on her hands and feet, which were examined and confirmed by the Chief physican, Dr. S.
www.goacom.com /culture/religion/stfrancis/monica.html   (726 words)

 convent on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The best days of your life -or the worst?; Convent girls have always been a breed apart, seen as either bursting with repressed sexuality or damaged human beings.
JERUSALEM,Russian Orthodox nuns in the Convent of Ein Karem.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/x/x-convent.asp   (405 words)

 The Convent Horror of Barbara Ubryk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Convents are increasing at an enormous rate in this country, and while used as prisons of life-servitude for American-born girls, are officered and controlled in nine cases out of ten by foreign-born unnaturalized women and priests.
All convents, or other associations of persons under religious vows, are forbidden by law, and a convent of high church Episcopalian nuns or monks would be as promptly closed by the authorities as similar associations of Catholics.
She led me downstairs to the foundation floor of the Convent, then along a cold, damp corridor, near the end of which was a heavy oaken door, padlocked on the outside.
www.jesus-is-lord.com /barbara.htm   (8491 words)

 Best of Russia --- Architecture --- The Novodevichy Convent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Novodevichy Convent (New Nunnery or Maiden), a 16-17th century complex of 15 buildings, surmounted by golden domes, is one of the oldest religious complexes in Moscow.
The Novodevichy Convent is situated on the inner side of the horseshoe band of the Moscow River near the Devichye (Maid's) field.
As soon as the convent was founded, a cemetery was opened on its grounds, which subsequently became a traditional burial place for the church dignitaries and feudal lords of Moscow.
www.bestofrussia.ca /novodevichi.html   (798 words)

 Convent of Wurmsbach - Articles and Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
In 1261 the convent was established and it was linked to the Abbey of St. Urban in Wettingen.
During the Villmerger wars in 1656 and the French invasion in 1789 the nuns fled the convent.
In both occasions the convent was completely burgled, with the consequence that there are not many treasures left.
www.breakpt.org /article/Convent_of_Wurmsbach   (190 words)

 St. Mary's Convent School
He was able to open a new convent school on November 5, 1891, and not only that, he also obtained 4 Franciscan Sisters to run the school.
As a result of the increase in enrolement both in the kindergarten and primary schools, the nuns' living quarters which was part of the school building was moved to a newly built convent nearby in 1980.
The construction of the new school building was completed in early 1998 and by May 1998, the students of St. Mary's Convent will be moving into one of the most modern and spacious school in Sandakan, thus entering into a new era in the education of young Malaysians undertaken by the Catholic Mission.
www.rc.net /malaysia/kotakinabalu/stmary/schools_convent.htm   (655 words)

 Novodevichiy Convent
The Novodevichiy Convent, also known as the Convent of the Smolensk Icon of Our Lady, was founded in 1524 by Grand Prince Vasily III to commemorate the recapture of the city of Smolensk from the Lithuanians.
The convent, built as a fortress at the intersection of three crossings of the Moskva River, became an important component of the capital's southern defence belt.
As soon as the convent was founded, a cemetery was opened on its grounds, which subsequently became a traditional burial place for the church dignitaries and feudal lords of Moscow and later on, in the 19
www.talava.com /novodevichiy.html   (789 words)

 Sunbirds.com: Novodevichy Convent - Moscow - Russian Lacquer item   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Novodevichy Convent, formerly known as the Convent of the Smolensk Icon of Our Lady, was founded by Grand Prince Vasili III in 1524 to commemorate the return of the city of Smolensk to Russian control.
The convent, built as a fortress in the bend of the Moscow River, became an important component to the capital's southern defense belt which consisted of the Donskoi Monastery, the Monastery of St. Daniel, and the Monastery of St. Simeon.
In 1698 after suppression of the riot the mutineers were interrogated in one of the convent rooms, and the guilty were hanged on the walls and outside the windows of Sofia's cell.
www.sunbirds.com /lacquer/box/770727   (627 words)

 Andrys Basten - Peru photographs: Arequipa Region - Convent
Covering a square city block, the Santa Catalina 'Monastery' began, in the 16th century, as a convent for the daughters of rich families.
At one time, there were over 450 nuns living in it, and in the early days the nuns all had their own servants and held regular parties, enjoying English carpets, silk curtains, porcelain plates, damask tablecloths, silver cutlery, and lace sheets, until a crackdown brought a more severe lifestyle.
The convent is a city in itself, with streets, gardens, and pools inside.
www.andrys.com /peru5.html   (433 words)

 Stevens Point Journal - Former convent's razing 'end of era' for church Bui   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Parishioners and passersby watched as the convent, located on the corner of Stanley and Fremont streets, was torn down and hauled away in dump trucks.
Sisters lived in the convent since it was built for $25,000 in 1937 to teach students at the church's school.
From July 1995 until June 2004, the convent was used by First Home, a shelter for unwed mothers and their children - until funding for the program dried up.
www.wisinfo.com /journal/spjlocal/282788471511513.shtml   (577 words)

 Monsters At Play: The Convent Review
The Convent may not be the smartest horror film you've seen, nor will it be the most original, however, what it lacks in originality is more than made up for in gore effects and style.
The Convent is one hell of a fun movie and there is certainly no denying that.
Urban legend tells of a young girl given a nasty abortion at the convent years earlier by a group of priests and nuns.
www.monstersatplay.com /review/dvd/c/convent.php   (718 words)

 Tyburn Convent
Tyburn Convent is a monastery situated right in the heart of London.
Tyburn Convent is the Mother House of monasteries world-wide.
The Foundress, Marie Adele Garnier made Tyburn Convent the home of the famous shrine of the English Reformation Martyrs of Tyburn.
www.tyburnconvent.org.uk /index2.html   (59 words)

 HERMENAUT: Convent Erotica
The women's prison and the convent are sexual laboratories, the prisoners/nuns experimental subjects.
Convent of Sinners, based on Diderot's La religieuse(already filmed by Jacques Rivette in 1966), is probably the sleaziest film ever adapted from the work of an 18th-century philosopher (unless you count Sade, and even then).
It contains a lot of whipping, much fondling of the convent's mute handyman, and an exorcism in which holy water is used in a way that seems unlikely to have ever been prescribed in an official manual.
www.hermenaut.com /a48.shtml   (3060 words)

 Convent Closing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
By her own estimate, she walks 10 miles daily about the grounds of the convent, which once served as a base for the army of Attila the Hun.
Scholars differ on why he had the valuable documents destroyed - either because he was barely literate and couldn't read them, or because they provided evidence of democratic government that did not square with his own notion of rule by an all-powerful tyrant.
When the Greek church took over the site in the 15th Century and the convent was built, church leaders ordered the pagan statue of Eros destroyed, so another ancient Greek treasure was lost.
www.geocities.com /good_clean_fun_2/convent.htm   (312 words)

The convent is crowded with memories of an entire galaxy of notables - French, Spanish, American, Confederate and a whole people of the past: saints, sinners, prelates, Indians, Negro slaves, social leaders of the Creole aristocracy, American merchants, and history’s great.
The early days of the convent were filled with raw adventure of the terrifying, shattering sort that only saints and pioneers can face.
But equally does her history gain luster from the compassionate services which the old convent has seen rendered throughout the centuries: to the dispossessed Acadians, wounded British soldiers, and the sick and poor of the city.
www.accesscom.net /ursuline/page2.htm   (632 words)

 Boston.com / News / Local / Mass. / Use of convent building debated
While he said he is still interested in the Alleghany Street Convent, Donahue said he wasn't ready to state his plans at the Sept. 4 meeting.
Milton said renting out the 7,776 -square-foot convent could bring in as much as $74,000 a year.
Joan Wallace-Benjamin, president and CEO of the Home for Little Wanderers, said at the meeting that her non-profit agency is looking to use the site as a group home for about a dozen kids aged 8 to 13.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2003/09/14/use_of_convent_building_debated   (466 words)

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