May 11, 2013
Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Eight of the eleven sisters take part in their daily prayer in the chapel at the Monastery of the Visitation in Snellville late last month. The women generally spend more than 5 hours a day in the chapel as they pray five times daily.
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A Snellville monastery home to a dozen women offers a break from the hustle and bustle most people associate with Gwinnett and metro Atlanta. The contemplative nuns devote the majority of their lives to prayer.