May 11, 2013
Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Mother Superior Mary Jane Frances, left, and Sister Josefa Maria, right, laugh while reminiscing at the Monastery of the Visitation in Snellville late last month. Frances and Maria have dedicated their life to prayer while living at the Monastery of the Visitation in Snellville for a combine 64 years which is under the Roman Catholic Archdiose of Atlanta.
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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.