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Monastery of the Holy Spirit

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Address: 2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30388
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+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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A Day of Peace and Tranquility. Good for the soul!

A lovely peaceful spot. There is a lake, and you could take a picnic and sit there by the lake. The gift shop offers unique gifts both religious and not so much. The Monks make... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely peaceful spot. There is a lake, and you could take a picnic and sit there by the lake. The gift shop offers unique gifts both religious and not so much. The Monks make fudge, fruitcake, and jellies/jams which are available for purchase in the gift shop. The Peach Brandy Fudge is yummy. We attended a service, walked by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to visit, the prayer walk is quiet and a great place to just walk and think. The chapel is quiet and beautiful, the light that comes through the windows gives the place a blue purple hue. The museum is very informative and the best way to start your visit. Don't forget to visit the monastery... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to walk or run. The gift shop has unique items. The scenery is beautiful and well kept.

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Madison, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place, gentle spirits, closeness to God. Very touching gift shop with many great items. A must see for a memorable experience.

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Conyers, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I do not know much about the Monastery but I do however love the lake with the ducks you can take your children to come and feed or take a hike on their beautiful trails.

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

The monastery of the holy spirit is a great place to visit. It is very spiritual and a great place to go with girlfriends. There is a museum to about monastic life. There is a bonsai area where a brother will inform you about bonsai's. It's a wonderful gift shops has all kinds of presents. The bakery has wonderful baked... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I've lived in Conyers for 24 years and I like visiting the monastery. I am Catholic so I very much enjoy attending different masses or blessings at the monastery. I've watched it evolve over the years from a sleepy religious community with a tiny visitors' gift shop to a larger area for visitors to enjoy. It's always been nice to... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

The peace is profound. The monks are very hospitable. Our group was able to hold a wonderful retreat.

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Conyers
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This Monastery reflects a very interesting picture of the lives of Trappist Monks in their religious surroundings. They live, pray and operate simple way of life businesses, such as bread baking, gardening and retail sales of religious articles on the site. They celebrate the Catholic Mass and have special religious retreats for individuals and groups. There is a lovely lake... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This Holy and Refreshing place is just what a weary soul needs to Be Still, Be Quite and Listen to God. A quiet time to reflect, talk to God and commune in a safe haven. It is not a place of fun, nor of TV's, phones, leave your electronics in the car. Hearing the history and stories of the friars... More 

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