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Monastery to break ground on new visitor's center May 11
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The Monastery of the Holy Spirit will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their new public gathering space and visitors center, on Tuesday, May 11, at 10 a.m.

The monks will be joined by elected officials, benefactors and friends to signal the start of construction of this building project — another milestone in the history of the 66-year-old Monastery, which attracts 70,000-plus visitors each year.

Featured on the agenda for the ceremony are introductory remarks by Abbot Francis Michael, a welcome address by County CEO and Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Oden. Also in attendance will be the celebrated Vince Dooley, a long time friend and benefactor of the monastery who will be joined by the city of Conyers Mayor Randy Mills and others offering their personal comments to commemorate this significant event.

The Archbishop of Atlanta Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory and the Bishop of Savannah Most Reverend J. Kevin Boland will also be in attendance sharing their support for the Season of Renewal building project.