2017-05-11 / Personalities

Members of OLLI enjoy day trip to Conyers Monastery

Seven members of the Washington Affiliate of OLLI@UGA enjoyed a day trip to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers on Monday, April 24.

The group enjoyed a self-guided tour of the Monastic Museum at the Visitor Center and watched the video about the life of the monks at the Monastery. They visited the Abbey Church and joined the monks for the mid-day prayer service.

Box lunches were served at the cafe with sandwiches made with bread from the Monastery bakery.

After lunch the group learned about the art of Bonsai and shopped for unique garden gifts at the Monastery Garden Center.

After shopping in the gift shop, the group returned home agreeing that the day retreat was a time of renewal. The group also expressed interest in wanting to return to visit those features missed due to the rainy day.

Traveling to Conyers were Mary Burt, Frances Dyson, Albert Long, Ellie Nicholson, Barbara Ricciuti, Ruth Rogers, and Sharon Vreeland.

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