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Monastery of the Holy Spirit

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Address: 2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30094-4044
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
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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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Great place to relax and meditate with God

Great place to meditate or pray. Nice staff with a great store and bonsai nursery. They also have a museum built from the original barn that housed the monks when they were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Djibouti, Djibouti, Djibouti
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Djibouti, Djibouti, Djibouti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to meditate or pray. Nice staff with a great store and bonsai nursery. They also have a museum built from the original barn that housed the monks when they were building the church. Great walk around the grounds on a walking trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful history of the monastery. Fantastic gift shop. The best of all is the peace of visiting the church. Make sure you walk down to the lake and enjoy a picnic on one of the many tables.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The monastery has always been a very peaceful place to go walk around, feed ducks, meditate, whatever you wish. But recently a section of the Path Foundation trail opened up, giving you another reason to go. That section of the trail is beautiful! So you can get your relaxation and exercise in the same place. While there, be sure to... More 

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Thank bloomingidiot
Covington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful breathtaking so full of holiness. and serenity. Go here to relax, walk, get away from the world. Pray , read, watch ducks, and birds. See the Monks grounds. Visit there gift shops and the beautiful art work, bakery, and jewerly shop. You can find the most beautiful crosses. Hotel with no phones or telephone just peace . Love it

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Conyers, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you need a place that's quiet and peaceful this is it. There's a small lake with picnic tables, you can bring a sack lunch and enjoy it by the water. The church is a great place to meditate as it is very quiet. There's also a hiking trail by the property. I visited the gift shop as well and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying overnight in Conyers, Georgia, my husband and I discovered a tucked away gem. The Monastery is a place of calm, tucked away from the highways that we would spend the rest of our day driving on. The church is simple, with beautiful stained glass. The grounds are pet friendly as long as your dog is on a leash.... More 

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Tyrone, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the monastery many years ago and my, how it has changed. I'm now sad it has taken me so long to return. Our family was in the area on a Sunday evening when my kids saw the sign. They were curious and I told them we would return the following Friday for one of our summer "field trips."... More 

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go here twice a year to relax and refocus. I love the bonsai greenhouse. The bookstore is a great place to get some hard to find books.

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Thank Andrew B
Lithonia, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I go to visit the monastery to relax and enjoy the solitude. I also shop at the visitors center for religious gifts and fruit cake, which you can not find any other place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This monastery has many retreat venues and opportunities as well as a terrific gift shop. Additionally there is a GA Path Foundation walking and biking path nearby.

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