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New Camaldoli Hermitage

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New Camaldoli is a contemplative community of Camaldolese Benedictine monks who seek to realize union with God and continual prayer; to be a healthy and generative community living in charity, justice and mutual obedience; and to be a place of hospitality for spiritual seekers.

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The Monastery of the Holy Spirit, also known as the Trappist Monastery, is a community of Trappist monks dedicated to a life of prayer, contemplation, and work. Located in Conyers, Georgia, the monks follow the Rule of Saint Benedict, emphasizing ora et labora (prayer and work). Their mission is to seek God and serve others through a balanced life of prayer, study, and manual labor. The monastery offers retreats, spiritual guidance, and operates a gift shop, bakery, and garden center to support their self-sufficient lifestyle.

Ministry Work and Mission
The Trappist monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit are committed to a life of prayer and contemplation, focusing on spiritual growth and community service. They offer retreats and spiritual guidance to those seeking a deeper relationship with God. Their work includes maintaining the monastery grounds, running a bakery, a gift shop, and a garden center, which helps support their community financially while providing quality products to the public.

Vocation and Life as a Trappist Monk
Becoming a Trappist monk involves a discernment process that includes inquiry, retreats, and stages of formation such as postulancy, novitiate, and temporary vows. Candidates learn about the monastic lifestyle, community living, and the Rule of Saint Benedict. This process helps individuals grow spiritually and prepares them for a life dedicated to prayer, work, and communal living.

Spirituality and Community
The spirituality of the Trappist monks is centered on the Rule of Saint Benedict, which emphasizes prayer, work, and community living. The monks follow a daily schedule that includes periods of communal and private prayer, work, and study. Living in community, they support each other in their spiritual journey and strive to live a life of simplicity, humility, and hospitality.

Impact and Outreach
The Monastery of the Holy Spirit impacts the broader community through their hospitality, offering retreats and spiritual guidance. Their self-sustaining businesses, such as the bakery and garden center, provide quality products to the public and support the monastery financially. By living a life of prayer and work, the monks serve as a witness to the values of simplicity, humility, and community, inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God.

For those interested in exploring a vocation with the Trappist monks, the monastery offers various opportunities for discernment, including retreats, personal conversations with vocation directors, and live-in experiences. These opportunities help individuals understand the monastic way of life and discern their path to service within the community.

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