The Monastery of the Holy Spirit
The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is a community of more than 40 monks spanning several generations, who live, work, and pray together.
Here dwells a community where the age difference between the newest entrance and the most senior monk is 75 years of monastic life. Accordingly, in such a 'city' the sons reap the benefits of their elders' lived experiences and wisdom.
Once the monk has given his 'Yes' to the Lord's invitation to a life in which God is preferred before all else, he finds in the monastery a setting in which everything is structured to enkindle a remembrance of God.
The monastic practices foster an awareness of Christ's presence, the deep, abiding sense of His delightful companionship and His will to continue the work of the Father in us. The deep joy and peace experienced are the fruits of this friendship that overflow into the communal life he shares with his brothers.
The Abbey Church
The Abbey Church reflects a blend of modern and traditional elements. From the architectural style to the monk-made stained glass adorning its walls, the church showcases the Monastery’s vast history and changing community.
To learn more: Monastery of the Holy Spirit Website
The Monastic Heritage Center and Gift Shop
The Heritage Center
The Visitor Center features interactive displays, exhibits and videos about the monastic tradition, as well as the Trappist monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Take a glimpse into the purpose, inspiration, and daily life of the monks by touring our Visitor Center and its amenities.
The Abbey Store
The Abbey Store offers a large selection of books, music, videos, free trade items, and jewelry. There is also a wide assortment of monk-made fruitcakes, fudge, biscotti, and cookies to sample, as well as collection of the Monastery’s handcrafted, stained glass masterpieces available for purchase.
Products from our Abbey Store are also available at:
www.HolySpiritMonasteryGifts.com and 1-800-592-5203.
The Abbey Garden Center
The Abbey Garden Center provides a wide variety of unusual items for the gardening, bonsai, or outdoor activity enthusiast.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
The Center is closed on the following Holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The Abbey Bakery
At the Monastery of the Holy Spirit we produce our own fudge, fruitcake and biscotti with the highest quality ingredients. From our moist, Southern-style fruitcake to our light and flaky biscotti, there is a treat for everyone!
For more information on the Abbey bakery please click here.
The Bonsai Collection
Connecting the Heritage Center and the Historic Barn is a quiet Bonsai Garden where guests can rest and enjoy viewing samples of the Monastery's private collection. These trees are the work of many of the worlds most renowned Bonsai masters and include the work of the Monastery's own Brother Paul.