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Prince of Peace Abbey

650 Benet Hill Rd, Oceanside, CA 92058-1253
+1 760-967-4200
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Beautiful sunset view

Plenty of parking space and a great view of multiple sides of the valleys below. Walking trails are... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
justin661
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Minnesota, United States
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Peaceful

Set in a quaint hillside (use GPS to find it) a beautiful setting. You can find inner peace and... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
mac33028
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San Marcos, California
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“gift shop” (3 reviews)
“prayer” (4 reviews)
“retreat” (6 reviews)
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650 Benet Hill Rd, Oceanside, CA 92058-1253
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+1 760-967-4200
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Plenty of parking space and a great view of multiple sides of the valleys below. Walking trails are well groomed and easy to navigate. Ten Commandments stations sporadically placed along the trails and a miniature white gazebo with a cross on top of it at...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Set in a quaint hillside (use GPS to find it) a beautiful setting. You can find inner peace and beauty within yourself. Since I'm in the area a few times monthly, I make it a point to visit. Haven't participated in a retreat but imagine...More

1  Thank mac33028
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a beautiful place to escape just to be by ones self to re-group and get away from the hectic world. The hospitality of the monks was incredible.

2  Thank Theresa D
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

What a beautiful location and setting for an abbey! We have attended mass here numerous times over the years and have welcomed the sense of peace and tranquility it offers. Even for non-Catholics, just to see the grounds and visit the church is uplifting and...More

2  Thank mrehrig11
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

I had just finished 2 months of volunteering for victims of hurricane sandy, and my mother was not well and I needed to center myself before her demise. I went out and thought I was in paradise. I took the train and from there taxis...More

3  Thank Claire T
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Beautifully landscaped, modern and unique architecture. Views all the way to the ocean. Worth checking out.

1  Thank tijuanade
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

The grounds are beautiful and the church is stunning with its large stained Glass windows. Very peaceful setting for meditation and they hold a daily mass at 1100AM.

2  Thank csarchibald
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

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...More

Thank Zakan_11
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

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...More

1  Thank Spagori1
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Reviewed 22 May 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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jspalik
29 November 2017|
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Response from Theresa D | Reviewed this property |
There is no admission fee, you can freely walk around and enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of the grounds.
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linnmorgan
17 October 2016|
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Response from Zakan_11 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not really sure since the monks are doing something around the clock. Based on their prayer schedule I would think between 7am and 7pm you would find something going on. The gift store of course has shorter hours, I... More
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