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“Very peaceful”

Monastery of the Holy Spirit
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Conyers
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very peaceful”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

I loved the sprirituality of the monastery. The Monks are wonderful.

Visited April 2012
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Covington, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely place for religious and food gifts”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

Very nice. I have walked the grounds and visited the gift store; ordered and shipped fudge and biscotti to several folks in California and Michigan. I also enjoyed a sandwich in their little shop. Wonderful place and the monks and staff a very kind.

Visited March 2012
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Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Reflective, Chapel was beautiful”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Gift shop was neat, great cultural experience even if you are not catholic.

Visited December 2011
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Conyers
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Holy”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

A feeling of peace and comfort is here. You can't help but be filled with the Holy Spirit.
The store has a lot of interesting things, and the banzai are fascinating.

Visited December 2011
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Atlanta
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The renovations have really improved the whole experience.”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

The Monastery is located in Conyers, GA off Hwy. 212, has plenty of parking for cars and buses, and offers all the amenities you need for any sized group.

Visited March 2012
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