Prince of Peace Abbey is a Benedictine Monastery, located in none other than my favorite city, Oceanside. It opened its doors in 1958, but I learned about this place just a few years ago, when I heard an interview on NPR with their bee keeper, Brother Blaise Hueke, who kept bees at the abbey for over 40 years. He has since past, his cross prominent in the abbey cemetery. The grounds are open to the public, at least a portion of the grounds. Some are left private as monks continue to live at the abbey and need their private time to do private monk things. For some reason, this is the first time that Eric has been to the abbey. He had no idea about the trails or the pretty, peaceful views. It is the perfect place to let a toddler be a toddler. Every time I go, there is hardly anyone around, but maybe a friendly robed monk or two.
I will forever love their choice of font. I don’t know what it is, but it is very pleasing to the eye.