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.

  • Generalate – Central Commission 2021

    June 12, 2021 3:26 pm

    Despite the uncertainty of the world health situation and various uncontrollable variants, the Abbot General...

  • Happy birthday, Father Bruno!

    June 7, 2021 4:43 pm

    On June 6, 2021, on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of...

  • Bricquebec

    June 4, 2021 10:30 am

    On May 30, 2021, Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Brother Simon-Marie Nguyen was ordained...

  • Volcanic Eruption – Goma, DRC

    May 31, 2021 6:57 am

    “The Bernardines of Esquermes of the Monastère Notre Dame du Lac in the city of...

  • 2021-2022

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2022

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • Rawaseneng

    June 9, 2021
  • La Trappe

    June 7, 2021
  • Laval

    June 6, 2021
  • Echourgnac

    May 25, 2021
  • Alloz

    May 12, 2021

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Monasteries

  • Rivet

    France

  • Kopua

    New Zealand

  • Bricquebec

    France