2055 Ridgedale Drive Snellville, GA 30078
Monastery of the Visitation
Nestled away on 27 acres of land just east of Highway 124 in Snellville sits the Monastery of the Visitation, home to 12 nuns. Their simple, traditional way of life follows the path tested by 400 years of prayer and community. Yet even in this cloistered contemplative monastery, the entire world is displayed.
The Atlanta monastery was founded in 1954 under the guidance of Sister Francis de Sales Cassidy, a native of Macon who served as the first mother superior of the original monastery.
During the 1950s and ‘60s the monastery was located on Ponce de Leon Avenue in the Druid Hills neighborhood in a renovated mansion. In 1974, the new monastery was built in Snellville off what was then a dirt road near Highway 124.
2055 Ridgedale Drive
Snellville, Georgia 30078