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Five spots to find solace in the great outdoors near metro Atlanta
From a quiet monastery in Conyers to a serene bike trail in Dallas, Georgia.
“A part of me had to die, to open up to newer life.” A monk shares his calling
"Every monk has a unique story, and it all begins with the call." Meet Brother Philip, one of 26 monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers.
Extraordinary Escapes: 16 unexpected accommodations to book in the South
You don't think inside the box. Why sleep in one? The South is full of unexpected accommodations, from a nineteenth-century castle to a Hobbit hut to the tree house of your dreams. Let us introduce you to sixteen offerings that are anything but ordinary.
Holy music heritage: Atlanta Boy Choir keeps tradition strong with holiday concert
Courtesy of Atlanta Boy Choir Courtesy of Atlanta Boy ChoirTradition may not matter to the typical preteen, but for members of Atlanta Boy Choir, it’s fundamental. For three decades, the choir—seventy boys, ranging in age from six to thirteen, and forty alumni—has celebrated the holiday season at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers.
25. Buy a bonsai tree—from a monk
In 1944 a handful of Trappist monks established a community in the woods outside of Conyers.