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Prince of Peace Abbey

Open Now: 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Discovered this by accident, but have come back here many times to show visitors or just for my own... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oceanside, California
Beautiful sunset view

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

Reviewed February 23, 2018
Minnesota, United States
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered this by accident, but have come back here many times to show visitors or just for my own solitude. Love the tranquility of the place.

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Reviewed February 23, 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

2  Thank justin661
Reviewed January 25, 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

2  Thank mac33028
Reviewed November 9, 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
Reviewed July 10, 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
Reviewed May 22, 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

4  Thank Claire T
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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

1  Thank tijuanade
Reviewed August 20, 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
Reviewed June 22, 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
Reviewed June 19, 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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November 29, 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.
October 17, 2016|
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