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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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More than you'd expect.....

Beautiful grounds and a memorable experience. I live nearby so my walking partner and I stop in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Conyers, Georgia

Absolutely loved w as long around the Monastery grounds. Cathedral built by the monks us amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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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2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30094-4044
+1 770-483-8705
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds and a memorable experience. I live nearby so my walking partner and I stop in regularly or park here to begin our walking routine. The gift shop has so many one-of-a-kind unique items by different artists, including fruitcakes that are absolkutely addictive. I'm...More

Thank 16Granny067
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved w as long around the Monastery grounds. Cathedral built by the monks us amazing. Especially when you visit the museum and see how they built it. Found gift shop kinda over priced and touristy but you don't have to buy anything . Will...More

Thank kb5659
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the most quiet places I've ever been to. Great idea for a day praying getaway and or family picnic after the evening prayers.

Thank croada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This religious facility hosts retreats and natural burying grounds for all faiths. There is a museum on the property along with gift shop and bonsai gardening center. The property is very serene and the monks are affable. There is a 20 minute introductory film which...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Need lots of time to see, plus at the Gift Shop they sell baked goods. We only able to purchase cookies that are huge & healthy.

Thank Riojas2014
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Beautiful grounds. Try to get there for the Worship service around noon. THen spend plenty of time in the gift shop. Great selection - especially around Christmas with their coffee and fudge and jams. Don't miss the bonsai garden = another great gift idea

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Very interesting, the bonsai plants are lovely, if you've never seen a monk this is a good place to see one, and the unique item on sale are excellent for souvenirs

Thank fillone374
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It is out in the country a bit - as befits a desire to be somewhat removed from the world. And indeed you do leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind if you choose to make your way here. There is a beautiful...More

Thank bikecobb
Reviewed 8 April 2017

There are walking trails or you can walk around the beautiful grounds. There is a tour available or you can just pop into the church. It is serene and allows for reflection. There is also a café and gift shop. Take home some fruit cake!

1  Thank sportsmom204
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I've been visiting this wonderful place on and off for over 20 years. I always leave with a sense of calmness, tranquil and clear minded.

Thank susaneF8091GP
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Response from divadewee | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. Items are sold in onsite store.
10 August 2016|
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Response from deborahcD5107FA | Reviewed this property |
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
23 May 2016|
Response from rageatm | Reviewed this property |
Rooms provided include a bed, desk and reading chair. Most rooms have a shared bath. Bed linens, towels, and soap are provided. Retreatants take their meals together in a dining facility observing the same silence as the... More