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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
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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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Serene, Educational, Spiritual Pilgrimage Here Is A Must; Ideal Retreat Site

Not only is this venue a must visit location but you should also consider a retreat to this monastery. If you are a theology student or are simply interested in publications from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Not only is this venue a must visit location but you should also consider a retreat to this monastery. If you are a theology student or are simply interested in publications from Christian church leaders this is also the place to come and purchase those materials. If you are interested in natural burial this site also affords you the opportunity... More 

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Very nice and quiet place. If you are spiritual and looking for a place to relax and feel closer to your inner self then this is the place for you. You can walk around and just feel at peace nice walking trail around facility.

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Great memories of midnight mass on Christmas Eve with family. The beautiful atmosphere and amazing sound of choirs chiming in with each other. All should visit even if you are not catholic. It's breath taking.

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La Vergne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A beautiful and serene place for you get away either for a few minutes, hours or even a few days. Very peaceful and quiet, just a short drive east of Atlanta, the monastery has what are looking for. A beautiful, spirit filled oasis.

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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Address: Address: 2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30388
Phone Number: +1 770 483 8705
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Conyers
Open Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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