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About Us

This Order is a monastic institute wholly ordered to contemplation. The monks dedicate themselves to the worship of God in a hidden life within the monastery under the Rule of St Benedict. They lead a monastic way of life in solitude and silence, in assiduous prayer and joyful penitence as defined in these Constitutions, thus rendering to the divine majesty a service that is at once humble and noble.


The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is a community of 28 monks spanning several generations, who live, work and pray together.

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Lay Cistercians

The Lay Associates of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit invite you to explore their program. Any Catholic adult who feels called to live a lay contemplative lifestyle in the spirit of the Rule of St. Benedict and the Cistercian tradition is welcome.

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In 1944, twenty one Trappist monks left Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky and embarked on a journey similar to those originating in early Christianity. The trip led them to the wilderness of rural Georgia where they founded the Monastery of the Holy Spirit

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Ready to visit the Monastery of the Holy Spirit? We’re located just 35 minutes outside of Metro Atlanta in scenic Conyers, Georgia.

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Mass and Liturgy Schedules

Abbot and monk with incense during a mass

Prayer services are held 7 times throughout the day beginning with Vigils at 4 a.m. and ending with Compline at 7:30 p.m. Click below for the Monastery’s detailed prayer schedule.

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