Religion: Georgia's Trappists

A cinemactress's southern plantation last week became a Trappist monastery. To Conyers, Ga., 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, came 20 monks (10 priests, 3 clerics or students, 7 lay brothers), all members of the Roman Catholic Church's strictest monastic order (Trappists do not converse with one another). For $45,000 they bought 1,464-acre Honey Creek Plantation, which formerly belonged to old-time filmstar Colleen Moore. Said Atlanta's Catholic attorney Hughes Spalding to liquor dealer Mercer Harbin, who sold the farm : "Now, Mercer, I don't want you trying to cheat them." Replied Harbin: "No, sir,...

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