News & Events

"...What matters most about the monastery is precisely that it is radically different from the world... In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace." – Thomas Merton

Saturday October 13th, 2018 -- 10:00AM - 2:00PM. The Monastery Health Fair offers a wide variety of screenings included tests for blood pressure, blood sugar, bone density, dental health, vision, Body Mass Index and foot health, blood draw screening.

Oct 13

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join Monarchs Across Georgia for a day of renowned speakers, butterfly and nature walks, exhibitors and demonstrations.

Sep 22

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join us for this Sustainable Gardening Symposium, an engaging one-day symposium designed for those who want to learn more about creating beautiful and environmentally-sound and sustainable gardens.

Sep 8
Monastery News

Holy Spirit Monastery has been blessed with three new novices in the past three months. Brother Mario Ignatius (far right) was clothed in late December. Brother Nathanael (far left) was clothed in February, and Brother Emilio Raphael (center) was clothed this last week. Novice Master Brother Elias commented, "We have always been graced with a remarkable spirit in the Novitiate.

Mar 18
Monastery News
Brother William Lockard, 84, monk of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit died peacefully in the monastery infirmary after a long illness. He died on Friday January 25th with his monastic brothers at his side.
Jan 25
Monastery News
Brother Peter Damian Spera professed solemn vows on Jan. 1, 2013, the solemn feast of 'Mary the Mother of God', becoming a fully professed monk of this Cistercian/Trappist community at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit.
Jan 1
Monastery News

On Saturday June 11th, under sunny skies, the monastery's 3rd annual 5K Run and 1-mile Family Run had a great turn out. The race was another success event. It seems to be growing in number of participants and popularity...and that's a good sign. The monastery is grateful for the many new and returning participants from previous runs.

Jun 17
Monastery News
Father Malachy Corley, 99, priest and monk of Monastery of the Holy Spirit died peacefully in the monastery infirmary on Friday May 4th at 3:00AM. with his monastic brothers at his side.
May 4
Monastery News
Father Richard J. Donarski OCSO, 87, died in the monastery infirmary on Saturday, March 17, 2012. He was born July 5, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were Joseph J. Donarski and Martha (Klajbor) Donarski. He was baptized at Saint Mary of the Angels Church on North Wood Street in Chicago.
Mar 19
Monastery News
Holy Spirit Monastery celebrated two solemn professions in the months of January and February, 2012. Br. Hugh Vanasse, OCSO made solemn profession January 26, the Feast of the Cistercian Founders, and Br. Cassian Russell, OCSO, on February 29.
Mar 6


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