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From the earliest times Christian monks have always had a special relationship to their Monastic Home. One of the ancient monastic vows we still take today is the vow of “Stability.” This vow binds monks to a particular place and a particular Community. In 1098, the first Cistercian Fathers, like the desert monks before them, searched for a place far from the haunts of men. They described themselves as “lovers of the place and of the brothers.”

Rockdale River Trail

The “Rockdale River Trail” leading to the Monastery is the most recent completed section and is open to bikers, hikers and walkers.

Stained Glass

A collection of stained glass by Father Methodius of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit.

Lovers of the Land

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit provides a peaceful setting in which to spend time in prayer and meditation. Take a quiet stroll around the lake and explore beautiful acres of land in Conyers, Georgia.

By Their Own Hands

In his “Rule for Monks,” St. Benedict stated that the monks were to work for their living “by their own hands.” As such, the community at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit strives to be self-sustaining and baking is a primary industry.


The Monastery’s buildings express the desire for directness in the clarity of line, in the unclutter. Come explore the beautiful simplicity of Gothic concrete buildings with touches of brick, stone and unfinished wood.

Monastery Plant Life

Explore the diverse plant life at The Monastery of the Holy Spirit catalogued by Botanist Jim Allison.


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The Monastery is truly a destination for the entire family. Find out how you can make the most of your time during a visit to our grounds. 

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