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.

  • Butende

    January 28, 2021 9:10 am

    On January 28, 2021, at the end of the mandate of Mother Augustine Kanyesigye, the...

  • Tilburg

    January 27, 2021 10:27 am

    On January 26, 2021 on the Solemnity of our Founders Brother Bruno Mati made solemn...

  • Mokoto

    January 21, 2021 5:44 pm

    On January 17, 2020, Brother Robert Maendeleo Ayimana made solemn profession at the monastery of...

  • Vina

    January 11, 2021 6:47 pm

    Dom Paul Mark Schwan completed his second term of six years as Abbot of Vina...

  • 2021

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • June 16, 2019

    9th centenary of the Charter of Charity

    Cîteaux - France

  • Roscrea

    January 27, 2021
  • Mount St. Bernard

    January 25, 2021
  • Bolton

    January 18, 2021
  • Calvaire

    January 11, 2021
  • Fille-Dieu

    January 9, 2021

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Monasteries

  • Lamanabi

    Indonesia

  • Laval

    France

  • Mokoto

    Rwanda