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.

  • Mokoto

    April 21, 2024 5:46 pm

    On 21 April 2024, Brother Grâce Nzanzu Muyisa made solemn profession at the monastery of...

  • Boa Vista

    April 10, 2024 1:51 pm

    Mother Liliana Schiano Moriello Scutiero completed her first six-year term as Prioress of Boa Vista...

  • Nový Dvůr

    April 8, 2024 4:11 pm

    On 7 April 2024 Divine Mercy Sunday Brother M.-David Oliva made solemn profession at the...

  • Novo Mundo

    April 7, 2024 8:06 pm

    On 7 April 2024 Divine Mercy Sunday Brother João de Andrade made solemn profession at...

  • 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

  • Mokoto

    April 24, 2024
  • Awhum

    April 22, 2024
  • Chimay

    April 18, 2024
  • Tilburg / Mariawald

    April 13, 2024
  • Awhum

    April 13, 2024

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Monasteries

  • Whitland

    Wales

  • Kunnambetta

    INDIA

  • Vitorchiano

    Italy