O.C.S.O.

The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (also known as “Trappists”) is a Roman Catholic contemplative religious order, consisting of monasteries of monks and monasteries of nuns. We are part of the larger Cistercian family which traces its origin to 1098. As Cistercians we follow the Rule of St Benedict, and so are part of the Benedictine family as well. Our lives are dedicated to seeking union with God, through Jesus Christ, in a community of sisters or brothers.

  • Ordo 2024-2025

    July 13, 2024 7:07 am

    The Latin version of the Ordo for 2024-2025 is now available on the website, and...

  • Lamanabi

    July 11, 2024 10:06 am

    On July 11, 2024, Solemnity of Saint Benedict, Brother Rafael Eligius Nong Fernandes made solemn...

  • Travel of the Abbot General

    July 4, 2024 1:17 pm

      5-7 July: Boschi (Italy) 7-12 July: Tamié (France) 12-16 July: Bricquebec (France) 16-20 July:...

  • Whitland

    July 2, 2024 7:07 am

    On June 29, 2024, Solemnity of the Saints Apostles Peter and Paul, Sister Elsie Leung...

  • 2024-2025

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 4 - 8 November 2024

    Colloquium on the Degrees of Humility and Pride

    Rome, Italy

  • 6 - 16 June, 2024

    Central Commission

    San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile

  • Santa Rita

    July 3, 2024
  • Blauvac

    June 20, 2024
  • Santa Rita

    June 6, 2024
  • Santa Rita

    June 6, 2024
  • Aiguebelle

    May 26, 2024

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Glencairn

    Ireland

  • Jacona

    Mexico

  • L'Étoile Notre-Dame

    Benin