Published November 25, 2010
Gifts from the Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, including the monks’ homemade chocolate fudge, Southern fruitcake and coffee from their Venezuelan foundation, will be sold in a number of parishes on weekends between now and Christmas. According to the monastery, the schedule includes:
On Nov. 27, St. Brigid Church, Johns Creek, Christ Our King and Savior Church, Greensboro, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Carrollton;
On Nov. 28, St. Anthony Church, Blue Ridge, and St. Joseph Church, Marietta;
On Dec. 5, Holy Trinity Church, Peachtree City, St. Thomas More Church, Decatur, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Kennesaw, the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, and Good Shepherd Church, Cumming;
On Dec. 12, All Saints Church, Dunwoody, St. Marguerite d’Youville Church, Lawrenceville, and St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Snellville.
The foods and other gifts created by the monks are industries that assist them to be self-supporting as is required by the Rule of St. Benedict under which they live their contemplative life.
The parish sales are assisted by Knights of Columbus councils and other volunteers.
In addition, the gifts of the monastery, including their 2011 calendar, books, crosses, religious articles, statues, artwork, cards, rosaries and other items, can be seen and ordered online at www.abbeystore.com or at the store at the monastery, 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers, or call (770) 929-3488.