The Monastery of the Holy Spirit has opened a new Monastic Heritage Center, including a museum of monastic culture — housed in an old barn where the monks lived when they first came to Georgia in 1944, a greenhouse and garden center, a coffee shop, and a new Abbey Store. The entire center is beautiful, and I believe the museum will do wonders to draw more people to contemplative spirituality (as well as help stimulate vocations to monastic life). Here’s a short video I made on Friday, minutes before the store opened for a donor’s reception. It opened to the public yesterday. So if you want to visit, its hours are Monday through Saturday 10 – 5 and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30. Hopefully I’ll see you there!