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Parques De Sintra Convento Dos Capuchos

Points of Interest

Convent of the Capuchos

Parques De Sintra Convento Dos Capuchos Sala Capitulo

The purpose of the Chapter House was to host meetings of the community. The name stems from how, at the beginning of each session, a chapter would be read from the Order’s rulebook. All of the decisions were taken collectively through a secret voting process. White and black beans would be cast in order to express negative/positive votes, respectively, following discussion of the issue. This was also the appropriate place for holding community confessions and dealing with any other affairs of importance.