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Monastery of the Holy Spirit

2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30388
+1 770 483 8705
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Conyers
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

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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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This monastery is a gift to anyone traveling or living in the Atlanta area. One can relax and take in the beauty of this monastic setting, with options ranging from a day by the pond,visit to the museum, gift shop, cafe. For me, the most enjoyable and fulfilling time was visiting the abbey church. Breathtaking. And if you meet the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Take a walk, bicycle ride (now part of the Rockdale River Trail), or just sit awhile. The Monastery store, nearby, has many items to choose from, many made by the monks themselves. Nice tour of facilities and history of area is a must to understand the area and how it all came to be. The fruitcake is very good. Beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Magnificent!!! I have visited the Monastery for many years, and continued to find it a place of peace, serenity, guidance, love, and holiness. Philip & Sandra Petzelt.

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Columbus, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This place is beautiful, peaceful, educational, and surprising. Who knew there was a museum? A chapel? A great gift shop? Excellent food? Worth a visit!

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