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Prince of Peace Abbey

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Peaceful and beautiful

I enjoyed walking along the trail for stations of the cross. Great parish store. Beautiful church... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Sacramento, California

Discovered this by accident, but have come back here many times to show visitors or just for my own... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Oceanside, California
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“prayer”(5 reviews)
“retreat”(6 reviews)
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

I enjoyed walking along the trail for stations of the cross. Great parish store. Beautiful church with outstanding view of ocean while in the church. Vespers (chanted prayers) at 5pm very relaxing and soothing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rmango2
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hotelhussey
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

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank justintime111
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

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank mac33028
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Theresa D
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

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank mrehrig11
Reviewed 23 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

Date of experience: December 2016
4  Thank Claire T
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank tijuanade
Reviewed 21 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.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 23 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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Zakan_11
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30 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.
18 October 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