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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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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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You have to see this place to believe it. The grounds look like a resort, and the building is beautiful. The sanctuary is breathtaking and was built by Monks using only simple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Allen R
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Covington, Georgia
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Covington, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have to see this place to believe it. The grounds look like a resort, and the building is beautiful. The sanctuary is breathtaking and was built by Monks using only simple tools.

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Thank Allen R
Conyers, Georgia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Regardless of your religious affiliation, the Monastery is a wonderful place to visit for a variety reasons. Many find the gift shop as the only reason to visit- and they sell books, movies, jellies (one being voted as the best in the state last year), breads and many other things. Others, find the quiet and peaceful nature of the grounds... More 

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Thank mhowington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monastery has a wide of variety of religious and secular gifts. There bonsai collection is unbelievable

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Thank Bill W
Atlanta area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I visit here a few times a year and am always moved by it's serenity. The gift shop offers all types of items from jewelry to homemade bread.I have never been disappointed in anything I have purchased from here.

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1 Thank Renee H
Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I grew up not far from here but have never been to the monastery. We had time to go and we were glad. We went to mid-day prayers whch were shorter than I expected. The surprise was the bonzai garden and trees that they have for sale. Also really loved their gift shop. I am looking froward to going back.

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1 Thank MaineMoke
Conyers, Ga.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

You would expect a monastery to be peaceful and serene, and that's the feeling at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Even the gift shop has a calming vibe. Walking under the massive canape of the old oak trees, reflecting and refreshing comes naturally. Whether looking for a spiritual connection or just a brief sanctuary from everyday existence, the Monastery... More 

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1 Thank Gary W
McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Worth the visit! Beautiful and spiritual place to spend the day or a couple of hours. The main church is gorgeous with its stained glass windows made by the monks. Wonderful gift shop on the grounds and a museum explaining how the first monks in Conyers lived.

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1 Thank Angela D
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

You would never know this beautiful place is in a town like Conyers, GA. It's off the beaten path and is well worth a visit. Very peaceful place. Lovely little gift shops chock full of cute little collectibles and things. Get a bag of the coffee....its great. Also, if you take a walk to the back towards where the monks... More 

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1 Thank rosbergs3
Annandale, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This Monastery is very small. It houses many monks and has retreats during the week and the weekend. A small museum is there along with a gift shop, small cafe (no hot meals) and a garden center. I could see spending some time there meditating. It also houses a food bank which was closed when we were there

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1 Thank VisaLady
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The best way to experience this monastery is by gathering a group of people. I don't know how many they require, but you could find out easily enough. That group then becomes a one-day "retreat" of six hours, where you hear from three monks, then ask questions to a panel of three monks. Their answers may surprise you. You get... More 

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