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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.
- For transportation from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, train, or bus station: phone the shuttle service to make advance reservations at 770-922-5083. MARTA Train and Bus from the Airport: take the northbound Marta train to Five Points Station. Then transfer to the eastbound train and take it to Indian Creek Station. Transfer from there to the #86 Marta Bus. In Lithonia, get off at Wendy’s. Call the shuttle service (see above) in advance for pick up there. From downtown Atlanta, take Marta Bus #86 to Lithonia and follow above directions.
- Driving from Atlanta: take Interstate 20 East to exit 71, Panola Rd. Turn right onto Panola Rd. and go 2.3 miles to the 4th traffic light. Turn left onto Browns Mill Rd. (Hwy 212) and proceed 9.5 miles to the Monastery. The entrance will be on your left.
The Monastery gates are open from approximately 6 am until 8 pm daily. The Visitors Center, Abbey Store, and Bonsai Greenhouse are open from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sundays.
2625 Highway 212, SW
Conyers, Georgia 30094-4044