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A Konvikt (from Latin convivere ; both convictus, -us m. As well as convictio, -onis f. Community, living together), German study house or monastery , is called the monastery life modeled on, mostly based on old foundations or maintained from public funds Institutes for schoolchildren or students in the church sector, with accommodation and common house rules . The difference to profane homes is in particular the pastoral care offered in the Konvikt .

Historically speaking, the Konvikten are successor organizations to the Burses .

Theological convict

A Konvikt is connected to the respective regional church or the diocese and the nearby theological faculty . It is intended as a course-accompanying training facility for prospective pastors and teachers . Convicts are partly open to Christian students from other fields and denominations. The theologian convict is an affiliated church home, in which, depending on the denomination, candidates for the office of Protestant pastor or Roman Catholic priest are trained.


Konvikts building in Chur

Schulkonvikte are in the past, mostly in regular schools or boarding schools or students hoards been converted.

Language Convicts

Language Convicts are institutions of the Protestant regional churches or Catholic dioceses at which the ancient languages ​​(ancient Greek, Hebrew, Latin) are learned and researched.

See also

Web links

Wiktionary: Konvikt  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

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