Large wooden door without handle or lock. Large wooden moulding, top ending arched with carved pediment.
Convent door. Wood, metal. 19th century.


Cloister Entryway

Before the relaxation of rules for religious communities following the Second Vatican Council, the convent door was the only door leading into the cloister. A new sister would pass through this door to spend the rest of her life on the other side. Notice how there is neither a handle nor a lock on this side of the door. It could only be opened from the inside with the permission of our mother superior. Today, the door remains closed. Another entryway was built, right next to it. But the sisters’ agreement is still required to enter the Monastery.