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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 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Biscotti from Heaven

I always thought Biscotti was hard enough to drive a nail. The Monks do it right! Soft in texture with Almonds, Pecans, and other nuts. Blueberries, Cranberries and other fruit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
joerenta
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Atlanta Ga
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Atlanta Ga
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I always thought Biscotti was hard enough to drive a nail. The Monks do it right! Soft in texture with Almonds, Pecans, and other nuts. Blueberries, Cranberries and other fruit make it hard to not grab with a cup of coffee. We will be buying more and giving it as gifts. Oh yeah, on a side note the Monastery is... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you're already on Highway 212 near the monastery it might be worth stopping in, but it wasn't really worth it to go out of our way to visit this spot. The chapel is pretty but a little spartan, and the monk we saw was not friendly. The museum was just a few plaques describing history on the wall, and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

I find myself taking the drive to Conyers more and more to visit this wonderful place! Today's visit was for picking up some last minute gifts at the Gift shop. Honey, best biscotti you will ever eat (and I'm a NY Italian saying this!), fudge just to name a few food items; and then there's the Christian gifts and books!... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Although I have previously enjoyed community events (like the Atlanta Boy's Choir Christmas Program) at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, two rather recent additions have enhanced the property and made it an even more desirable destination experience. Specifically, the relatively new Visitor's Center, with excellent food, beautiful gifts, and yummy home-made goodies, has given visitors a place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I love spending time here. The church is breathtaking in its simplicity. Walking the stations of the cross around the lake always calms and restores my soul. The path is truly a blessing to our community. Where else can you enjoy miles of paved biking through peaceful woods?

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Georgia, US
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great place to go by yourself, with family or friends. If you live in the Conyers/Covington area this is a great place to take your company visiting you. It has a beautiful bonsai garden and flower shop. Their gift shop has some real neat stuff, great ideas for Christmas gifts. While you shop around get some coffee and maybe a... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a go to place for some quiet time to reflect or to just walk around and enjoy the grounds. No trip is complete without visiting the gift shop. Delicious home - made items and gifts to choose from. I saw the Atlanta Boys Choir here couple years back and it was wonderful and breathtaking. The chapel is beautiful!!!!... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Monestary of the Holy Spirit is so lovely! And the conversations I have with Brother Thomas in the Museum are unforgettable. A fantastic place to visit. Serene and well manicured.

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Georgia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Thus is such a peaceful place. Take a walk. Grab a snack in the cafe, shop a little, visit the chapel, or tour the bonsai garden. There plenty of beauty and a in pec change from my regular pace of life.

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Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Amazing visit. Visited before starting the Rockdale Trail! Awesome geocaching here! Visit the store and take a walk around the lake! Gem in the hustle!

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