Come revel in the profound beauty and history of one of the most magnificent places in Georgia during the monthly Highlights & Insights Tour at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit.
Docents will guide visitors on a remarkable journey through a place filled with purpose as visitors discover the spiritual landscape where Trappist monks live, work, and pray in a community cloistered from the outside world.
The two-hour tour will begin near the entrance to the Abbey Store. Participants will gain insight into the Abbey Church architecture and construction, marvel at hand-crafted stain glass, and will be joined by a monk to visit spaces normally closed to the public. These tours give visitors a special opportunity to discover why the Monastery of the Holy Spirit is the spiritual gateway of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area.
The cost of the tour is $12 for participants ages 13 and over; children 12 and younger are free. Pre-registration is required and tickets can be purchased at http://monasterytours.brownpapertickets.com.
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