Silence and Light

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I just discovered that Flickr has a wonderful array of photographs (from a variety of photographers) shot at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. Some of these photos are from a recent “spirituality and photography” retreat at the monastery; nearly all of them are breathtaking in their beauty. The photographs cover not only the awe-inspiring Abbey Church and adjacent buildings, but many also highlight the natural splendor of the monastery grounds.

Click here to see a Monastery photograph slideshow.

Readers who are not familiar with the monastery will, I trust, nevertheless gain a sense from these photographs of why I love this place so much.

Requiem for a Trappist Monk
Contemplative Prayer in Decatur
"That God's Love Might Live in Us" — A Few Lovely Words from Thomas Merton
Talking about Silence: An Interview with Patrick Shen
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • philfoster

    Collins’ pairing of his photo of the monastery sanctuary with the lyrics from Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” is most insightful. Just click on the photo, friends. Thanks, Carl.

  • Riverwolf

    Beautiful photos! And all in Conyers, Georgia….I should pay a visit. Thanks for sharing.