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.

  • La Palma

    November 23, 2020 2:39 pm

    On November 21, 2020, Sister María del Carmen Flores Gutiérrez made solemn profession at the...

  • Vitorchiano

    November 18, 2020 10:39 am

    A number of sisters of the Vitorchiano community (Italy) tested positive for Covid-19. A group...

  • Whitland

    November 17, 2020 11:46 am

    On November 13, 2020, Sister Urszula Anna Wyrwa made solemn profession at the monastery of...

  • Zundert

    November 14, 2020 11:13 am

    Dom Guido Van Belle elected abbot of Maria Toevlucht Abbey (Zundert ,The Netherlands)  on October...

  • 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

  • Tilburg

    November 19, 2020
  • Viaceli

    November 19, 2020
  • Scourmont

    November 16, 2020
  • Brialmont

    November 10, 2020
  • Rochefort

    November 7, 2020

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  • Mistassini

    Canada

  • Aiguebelle

    France

  • Nasu

    Japan