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Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers

#42 of 173 in Historic Sites in Georgia
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
The Monastery of the Holy Spirit, officially the Monastery of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit, is a Trappist monastery located near Conyers, Georgia.

Currently the Monastery of the Holy Spirit is a community of forty-eight monks spanning several generations, who live, work and pray at the Abbey. They were founded from the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky in the spring of 1944. The monastery is sustained through the Abbey Store, a bonsai garden plant and supply business, a stained glass manufacturing business, donations, a green cemetery, and onsite retreats - among other endeavors.

The monastery and grounds are a part of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and also serves as the southernmost point on the Arabia Mountain PATH.
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  • We love it here HOWEVER it’s NOT OPEN NOW! Check their website before you go to see if it’s open. Today we went for a hike at the grounds and on the hiking path. Disappointed we couldn’t go in.  more »
  • This place is incredible! As soon as you enter the grounds, you feel a deep peace. The monks are so warm, friendly, and prayerful. You'll feel like you are on holy ground. The church, the store...  more »
  • The Monastery has a rich history. The grounds are very peaceful. The buildings are incredibly interesting. Make sure to go to the Abbey Church and experience one of the services. I was there for the 12:15 PM midday prayer. It was wonderful. There are Rose of Sharon and Trumpet Vines in bloom by the Abbey. Don’t forget to visit the bonsai garden. The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is part of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage area and it’s conveniently connected to the PATH hiking/biking trails. There’s a parking area immediately to the right as you enter and you can start your PATH journey there.
  • Very beautiful and peaceful place. It was my first visit there, I love the tranquility of the place. The trails are great also.

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