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.

  • Cabanoule

    July 25, 2021 11:33 am

    On July 24, 2021, Sister Anne Fenet made solemn profession at the monastery of Cabanoule...

  • Humocaro

    July 14, 2021 4:05 pm

    On July 11, 2021, Solemnity of Saint Benedict, Sister Ismery del Valle Valdez Aguilera made...

  • Gethsemani

    July 13, 2021 9:55 am

    On July 11, 2021, Solemnity of Saint Benedict, Brother Abel Arbuckle and Brother Joseph Bender...

  • Tilburg

    July 12, 2021 3:10 pm

    On July 11, 2021, Solemnity of Saint Benedict, Brother Jakobus Reinerink made solemn profession at...

  • 2021-2022

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2022

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • Val Notre-Dame

    August 1, 2021
  • Koutaba

    July 29, 2021
  • Blauvac

    July 22, 2021
  • Echt

    July 19, 2021
  • Tamié

    July 10, 2021

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Monasteries

  • Los Andes

    Venezuela

  • Crozet

    USA

  • San Isidro

    Spain