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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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The beautiful grounds contribute to a truely serene and peaceful experience. The architecture is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stephen S
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Norcross, Georgia
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Peaceful and Visitor-Friendly

This is a treasure of Rockdale County, GA. In addition to the lovely grounds for walking, there's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Abider
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Stockbridge, 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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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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"peaceful place"
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"large collection"
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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 17 April 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 31 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 22 January 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 17 January 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

Thank thebagel60
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Reviewed 6 January 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

Thank melsmarsh
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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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