Monks Go Green

An Atlanta-area monastery looks to "green burials" to sustain a cloistered lifestyle

Father Francis Michael, abbot of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery, spends his days watching the birds, butterflies, and dragonflies that inhabit the order's grounds about 30 miles east of downtown Atlanta. In August, the monks of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit broke a state record by spotting 59 butterfly species in a single day.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.