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Address: 650 Benet Hill Road, Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone Number: 760-967-4200
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I feel more holy after going to mass there!!

I'm a local and love going to Sunday Mass and one can't help but get totally involved! Five days a week I go to St. Mary's Star of the Sea about four miles west of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Oceanside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There are a couple of different ways you can experience the abbey - as a day visitor to the grounds, as a worshipper at the church, and as a participant in a multi-day retreat. I have been there only as a casual visitor. The sanctuary is a modern building that includes large windows overlooking the valley below. Outside the window... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I'm a local and love going to Sunday Mass and one can't help but get totally involved! Five days a week I go to St. Mary's Star of the Sea about four miles west of the Abbey.....100 yr old mission!

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Oceanside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Day of silent prayer amidst great setting. Went there for retreat and day of silence. The grounds are wonderful -- can be tricky to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stopped in for an overnight and found such welcome and such a peaceful setting. The grounds are lovely, the buildings in pristine condition and the hospitality in true Benedictine fashion. Looking to stay away from the commercialism of So Cal this is a worthy adventure!

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Oceanside, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have many times attended Sunday Mass at the Abbey, a very moving, uplifting experience. The grounds are meticulously maintained and the atmosphere is "peaceful," as one would expect from their full name.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A place to feel the peace the Abby provides to it's monks as you stroll the grounds outside. Look towards the ocean and rest along the way on a bench to meditate and take in the peace and the hilltop breezes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The abbey allows people to come for day long or longer retreats. A day long retreat starts at 5am for morning prayers, includes breakfast and lunch and ends around 3pm. The priests here are wonderful, knowledgeable, and very approachable. You can pray or just walk the mile and a half trail that connects the outdoor stations of the cross. (If... More 

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