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.

  • Circular letter of the Abbot General

    May 18, 2024 3:04 am

    Circular Letter of the Abbot General OCSO for Pentecost 2024 Circular Letter_Pentecost 2024 - EN...

  • Mississippi

    May 16, 2024 11:18 am

    On May 7, 2024, Mother Rebecca Stramoski completed her second term of six years as...

  • Santa Rita

    May 6, 2024 8:54 am

    On May 1st 2024, Mother Victoria Murray completed her second mandate as Titular Prioress of...

  • Calvaire

    May 4, 2024 3:55 pm

    The community of Calvaire (Canada) has been aware for some time of its situation of...

  • 2024-2025

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 4 - 8 November 2024

    Colloquium on the Degrees of Humility and Pride

    Rome, Italy

  • 6 - 18 Novembre 2023

    Course for New Superiors

    Rome, Italy

  • Baumgarten

    May 16, 2024
  • Tilburg

    May 16, 2024
  • Vitorchiano

    May 6, 2024
  • Val d’Igny

    April 26, 2024
  • Mokoto

    April 24, 2024

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Kokoubou

    Benin

  • Alloz

    Spain

  • Novy Dvur

    Czech Republic