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.

  • Berryville

    August 10, 2022 2:53 pm

    On August 10, 2022, at the end of his first term as Abbot, Dom Joseph...

  • Genesee

    August 7, 2022 7:36 am

    On August 06, 2022, on the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, Brother John...

  • Miraflores

    August 6, 2022 6:58 pm

    Dom Pedro Barrientos completed his term as Abbot of the Monastery of Miraflores (Diocese of...

  • Mvanda

    August 6, 2022 7:42 am

    Mother Anna Chiara Meli, Titular Prioress of Notre-Dame de Mvanda (Diocese of Kikwit, Dem. Rep....

  • 2022-2023

    Regional Meetings


  • 2022

    General Chapter Part 2

    Assisi, ITALY

  • July 7, 2022

    'Saint Gertrude' session

    Leeds, UK

  • Westmalle

    August 12, 2022
  • Bethlehem

    August 11, 2022
  • Échourgnac

    August 9, 2022
  • Fille-Dieu

    August 2, 2022
  • Imari

    August 2, 2022


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  • Port du Salut


  • Mvanda

    Dem. Rep. Congo

  • La Palma