Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Visiting The Monastery

Published November 29, 2007

An estimated 60,000 or more people visit the monastery each year. The grounds are open for walking and picnics. The church is open from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. for private prayer, daily Mass and the monks’ chanted morning, evening and nighttime prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours. The Abbey Store offers homemade monastic foods—from fudge and fruitcake to honey, caramels, chocolates, cookies, teas and jams—and spiritual books and music, religious articles, including medals, rosaries, statues, crosses and crucifixes, gifts and cards for Christian occasions, paintings, and small stained glass and sandstone art. Books include spiritual works by monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit.

To view all aspects of the monastery online, visit To reach the Abbey Stoxre, visit or call (770) 929-3488 or (800) 592-5203. To contact the retreat house call (770) 760-0959 or e-mail The monastery is located at 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers. The main number is (770) 483-8705.