The residence of nuns is known as a convent. They are also permitted to reside in parishes, mother houses, schools, and normal homes.
A convent is a community of nuns, much like a monastery is a community of priests. Convents are typically linked with the Roman Catholic Church, but they are also associated with other religious groups. Some nuns live in mother houses or schools if their job is related with education. For instance, many religious schools employ nuns. In contemporary culture, nuns also reside in normal residences. If the church or community lacks a convent or other form of nunnery, this is frequently the case.