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Address: 650 Benet Hill Road, Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone Number: 760-967-4200
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1,500+ Years of Peace in Oceanside!

It can reasonably be argued that Benedict of Nursia saved Christian civilisation in Western Europe starting in the sixth century. That same movement came to Indiana from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

It can reasonably be argued that Benedict of Nursia saved Christian civilisation in Western Europe starting in the sixth century. That same movement came to Indiana from Swizerland in the 1800s in the form of St. Meinrad's Abbey, which generated so many Catholic priests, both diocesan and Benedictine all over the country. This same spirit in turn, during the late... More 

1 Thank etweeden
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 

1 Thank Techkraut
San Diego, Ca. USA
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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!

2 Thank robertLinda
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.

1 Thank JamesJOceanside_CA
North Carolina
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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!

2 Thank Dan O
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.

3 Thank Susan R W
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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.

4 Thank JulianneBradford
Las Vegas
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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 

5 Thank vegaswithkids

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