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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
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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Unexpected and unique

Peaceful and serene, with a very architecturally impressive concrete church. Has a bookstore, gift shop, and picnic style food available. The brothers are very friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Conyers, Georgia
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Conyers, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Peaceful and serene, with a very architecturally impressive concrete church. Has a bookstore, gift shop, and picnic style food available. The brothers are very friendly and knowledgeable. A treasure that is absolutely worth visiting.

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Conyers, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I live about 5 miles from the monastery but had never been there. It was such a wonderful experience both spiritual and personal. There is a bookstore on site and a small eating area with the best homemade soups and bread I ever had. You feel so welcomed by everyone! Since my first visit a walking trail opened. Now I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I love visiting here when I am in town. It is peaceful with a beautiful chapel. You can hike the grounds and take in the peace. You can also attend Mass with the monks. The store is well stocked with religious items and foods.

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Covington, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Monastery is a perfect place to go and reflect. They also have a store where you can get local products. Also sell Bonsai trees and othe plants.

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Lithonia, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

You will know you are on holy ground as soon as you step on the soil. I feel connected with the spiritual universe. I could spend hours here. Sitting under big shade tree. Walk down to the lake for meditation or attend noon service. The book store is a treat. I love the concession with hot tea and cool refreshments.... More 

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conyers ga usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have been visiting the Monastery for the past 25 yrs...it has changed over the years, of course. Right now, I love the trailhead for the bike path that goes to Lorraine Pk and on to Panola...I like the small but interesting church. I like the peaceful lake area. I absolutely love the bonsi trees in the garden area! The... More 

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Atlanta Ga
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13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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