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Monastery of the Holy Spirit

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Address: 2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30388
Phone Number: +1 770-483-8705
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Visitors are welcome year-round to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, the...

Visitors are welcome year-round to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, the inspirational home of Georgia’s Trappist Monks. With more than 2,300 acres of contemplative space, the Monastery is less than an hour from Atlanta’s international airport. The new Monastic Heritage Center – a 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-­art museum – is educational, interactive and kid-friendly. There is also a bonsai garden, store and cafe. At the Abbey Gift Shop, which is the largest Christian bookstore in Georgia, visitors can purchase monk-made biscotti, fruitcake and fudge, all of which the monks sell in an effort to be self-sustaining and feed the local poor. You can also see the Norman Gothic architecture of the Abbey Church and take a quiet stroll along the lake, or spend time in prayer and meditation.

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Anglican Churchwomen's Retreat

The peace is profound. The monks are very hospitable. Our group was able to hold a wonderful retreat.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The peace is profound. The monks are very hospitable. Our group was able to hold a wonderful retreat.

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Conyers
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This Monastery reflects a very interesting picture of the lives of Trappist Monks in their religious surroundings. They live, pray and operate simple way of life businesses, such as bread baking, gardening and retail sales of religious articles on the site. They celebrate the Catholic Mass and have special religious retreats for individuals and groups. There is a lovely lake... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This Holy and Refreshing place is just what a weary soul needs to Be Still, Be Quite and Listen to God. A quiet time to reflect, talk to God and commune in a safe haven. It is not a place of fun, nor of TV's, phones, leave your electronics in the car. Hearing the history and stories of the friars... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I would recommend to someone visiting the area. Surprising how many interesting things are here in Conyers

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Beautiful grounds. Fantastic gift shop. Quiet, peaceful place for a retreat. The food is very good. This was my first retreat and I look forward to more at this lovely, spiritual monastery.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a very nice setting with a great story about the evolution of the monastery. My son and I found it to relaxing and very informative visit. Two of the ~ 30 monks are extroverts and we had a good conversation with both. The ground are quite beautiful. There is a ~15 min video overview of the monasteries history... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Because I live in Atlanta and have the hectic experience of heavy traffic on a daily basis, along with the rigors of city life, I searched for a temporary change of pace and not only did I find a respite but a chance to get in touch with some important aspects of my persona life. Here you will find as... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

finally got to visit this morning with my daughter and son-in-law. we live in lawrenceville,ga and so it was about 30 minutes drive. very quiet, peaceful surroundings....over 2000 acres. the movie at the welcome center is a must see, telling all about the monks and how the monastery came about. enjoyed seeing the church and the garden area with so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great place to meditate or pray. Nice staff with a great store and bonsai nursery. They also have a museum built from the original barn that housed the monks when they were building the church. Great walk around the grounds on a walking trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wonderful history of the monastery. Fantastic gift shop. The best of all is the peace of visiting the church. Make sure you walk down to the lake and enjoy a picnic on one of the many tables.

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