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.

  • Bamenda Abbey

    September 19, 2021 5:16 pm

    In addition to living in a war-zone for four years, the Region where Bamenda Abbey...

  • Cîteaux

    September 15, 2021 2:10 pm

    Dom Olivier Quenardel, Abbot of N.-D. de Cîteaux (Diocese of Dijon, France) since 1993, having...

  • Imari

    September 15, 2021 11:36 am

    On September 14, 2021, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Sister Maria Gratia...

  • Miraflores

    September 14, 2021 12:48 pm

    On September 12, 2021, Brother Teodoro Ekongo Satchenda was ordained a priest at the monastery...

  • 2021-2022

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2022

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • Caldey

    September 21, 2021
  • Illah

    September 20, 2021
  • Soleilmont

    September 17, 2021
  • Nishinomiya

    September 9, 2021
  • Gethsemani

    September 7, 2021

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Monasteries

  • Jacona

    Mexico

  • Munkeby

    Norway

  • Tarrawarra

    Australia