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Monastery of the Holy Spirit

2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30094-4044
+1 770-483-8705
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We visited the bonsai garden. It is a lovely place where the brothers tenderly take care of these... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karla F
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Everyone wants to know God....

Seclusion, reflection, relaxiation. This is the place to be your real self. There are no pretenses... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30094-4044
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+1 770-483-8705
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the bonsai garden. It is a lovely place where the brothers tenderly take care of these miniature plants. If looks as if you could crawl up under one as if it were a large looming tree. Go see this place.

Thank Karla F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seclusion, reflection, relaxiation. This is the place to be your real self. There are no pretenses here. If you stay for a retreat use the library at the monastery to see what others long before you have been up against in our sinful world.

Thank P9287VAwilliamh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monastery of the Holy Spirit is a beautiful and welcoming monastery in the middle of Georgia. Bonsai trees attended to by the monks are interesting to see. The gift shop is extensive. The architecture is beautiful and the museum tells a very interesting story. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful grounds contribute to a truely serene and peaceful experience. The architecture is majestic and unique. The store has a wide selection of books and other gift items.

Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

This is a treasure of Rockdale County, GA. In addition to the lovely grounds for walking, there's a gift shop, a garden shop, a self-serve coffee/tea shop with small indoor and outdoor seating areas, a visitor center where one can learn the history of the...More

Thank Abider
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

I was brought here on a date years ago and thought, "Why are we going to a monastery?" I've sent lots of other people there now. It is gorgeous, but the story behind it makes it even better. There was a video on the making...More

Thank nicolecovington777
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We are so fortunate to have the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. Its recent renovation and expansion are lovely. And its location on the Path trails, make it a great destination for a bike ride. The trail from Lorraine Park to here is...More

Thank aimer713
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

As co-chair of the Trips & Lunches Committee of the St. Ann's Women's Guild, I took 28 women (all active seniors) to visit the Monastery. It was wonderful. We made the 12:15 p.m. Chanting service....delightful and very meaningful. Our box lunches were just as described...More

Thank Samantha1945
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Walk the path trail, buy a plant, just enjoy the peace and amazing GA spring weather. If you live in Atlanta come to Conyers and enjoy the tranquility of the monastery.

Thank Daisy A
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Well worth the trip! It is a mesmerizing, awe-inspiring, motivational site to visit, relax, shop and pray--everything spiritual. Even the Bonsai trees cared for by the Monks are exciting to see and watch.

Thank William E. S
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There is only one its a nature trail around the lake. Geese and Ducks love you to feed them. Its not a place for a reunion Its all about peace and tranquility and prayer. You come here to seek serenity. Bring crackers... More
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