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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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09:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Nice place to visit

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Bryan P
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Conyers, Georgia, United States
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Conyers, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Thank Maria G
Conyers, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 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 7 November 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 18 October 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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Thank Thomas P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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Conyers, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I would recommend to someone visiting the area. Surprising how many interesting things are here in Conyers

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Beautiful grounds. Fantastic gift shop. Quiet, peaceful place for a retreat. The food is very good. This was my first retreat and I look forward to more at this lovely, spiritual monastery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is a very nice setting with a great story about the evolution of the monastery. My son and I found it to relaxing and very informative visit. Two of the ~ 30 monks are extroverts and we had a good conversation with both. The ground are quite beautiful. There is a ~15 min video overview of the monasteries history... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Because I live in Atlanta and have the hectic experience of heavy traffic on a daily basis, along with the rigors of city life, I searched for a temporary change of pace and not only did I find a respite but a chance to get in touch with some important aspects of my persona life. Here you will find as... More 

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