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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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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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An Escape and Experience

Because I live in Atlanta and have the hectic experience of heavy traffic on a daily basis, along with the rigors of city life, I searched for a temporary change of pace and not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very nice setting with a great story about the evolution of the monastery. My son and I found it to relaxing and very informative visit. Two of the ~ 30 monks are extroverts and we had a good conversation with both. The ground are quite beautiful. There is a ~15 min video overview of the monasteries history... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Because I live in Atlanta and have the hectic experience of heavy traffic on a daily basis, along with the rigors of city life, I searched for a temporary change of pace and not only did I find a respite but a chance to get in touch with some important aspects of my persona life. Here you will find as... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

finally got to visit this morning with my daughter and son-in-law. we live in lawrenceville,ga and so it was about 30 minutes drive. very quiet, peaceful surroundings....over 2000 acres. the movie at the welcome center is a must see, telling all about the monks and how the monastery came about. enjoyed seeing the church and the garden area with so... More 

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Djibouti, Djibouti, Djibouti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 August 10, 2016 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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Covington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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 August 3, 2016

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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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

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 July 29, 2016 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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