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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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Beautiful, hidden gem in Conyers!

We are so fortunate to have the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. Its recent renovation and... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
aimer713
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Georgia
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Senior Ladies visit the Monastery

As co-chair of the Trips & Lunches Committee of the St. Ann's Women's Guild, I took 28 women (all... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Samantha1945
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Marietta, Georgia
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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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2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30094-4044
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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

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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

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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.

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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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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The Minastery is a very peaceful place to visit Our requests for the monks to say a prayer at mass for loved ones who were ill brought us great comfort Be sure to visit the store while there to shop great selections of religious items...More

Thank Susan D
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

When I finally convinced mom to visit with me after living in Atlanta 14 years, the Monastery of the Holy Spirit was Number 1on her must see list. She had received various food gifts from the Monastery that I mailed to her, but now wanted...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

I passed by it for years before finally going. I'm not Christian but I don't think you have to be to enjoy this place. Try to aim for modest dress if you go as this is a holy sight. Just so you know, there has...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

I recently retreated here for a long weekend before Thanksgiving 2017. The retreat center was a wonderful place and being able to spend a long weekend praying the hours with the monks was refreshing to my soul. If you are considering a retreat here, I'd...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Visited the Monastery on a cool rainy fall day so I didn't get to enjoy the full beauty of the grounds but thoroughly enjoyed exploring the extensive garden shop which had many amazing Bonsai trees of various sizes to admire and purchase. The garden shop...More

Thank marylouc407
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

I’ve been visiting this Holy place for years and even when I moved out of Georgia I keep coming to visit. Of course the Church is beautiful but, I always come for the “Monks Chocolate Fudge”, is so Delicious and is a Chocoholic’s delights. You...More

1  Thank Carmen R
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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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