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Prince of Peace Abbey

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Address: 650 Benet Hill Road, Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone Number: 760-967-4200
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm

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This is a beautiful monastery. Besides the quiet spiritual atmosphere there is an interesting and gorgeous chapel together with the rest of the monastery -- which also has a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful monastery. Besides the quiet spiritual atmosphere there is an interesting and gorgeous chapel together with the rest of the monastery -- which also has a nice library. If you like religious books and/or goods I doubt there is a better source within 25 miles. Unless you are going for a retreat, a trip up the mountain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here for a spiritual retreat. This monistary is just what was needed for a quiet time of reflection, prayer and meditation on the scriptures. The priests were funny and personable. The food was quality for their simple kitchen. The rooms are nothing special, but you are meant to focus on God not the rooms. So I was ok with... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The Abbey building is a new modern structure. I was expecting something older. The drive up the hill was a bit scary. Nice views once you get up to the top.

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Big Bear Region, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Nice over view of the Mission valley. You can see all the way to hills of escondito. You can see the San Luis Ray Mission.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

This is an absolutely beautiful Monastery. The hills are full of wildlife, the gardens are meticulously kept and the Cathedral itself is remarkable. The Monks are super knowledgeable and very friendly. There is no pressure on your faith, just teaching and showing you a path to get closer to your spirituality. The Prayer Walk is a lovely place to see... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

If your into meditation, visit this place, it is so peaceful and serene and promotes thankfulness for all.

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I have visited numerous times and never thought of reviewing the Abbey, but all should know how wonderful this magical place is. I have been there to just soak the beauty, buy cards or religious items, go to mass or interact with the ministry. It is always a pleasurable experience.

Thank 101BikeGuy
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 

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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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San Diego, Ca. USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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