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.

  • Colloquium for the 25th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Tibhirine brothers

    November 30, 2021 5:47 pm

    December 3 – 4, 2021. The “Colloquium for the 25th anniversary of the martyrdom of...

  • Daily Office Readings

    November 29, 2021 12:45 pm

    To assist those who prepare readings for the Liturgy of the Hours, Fr. Justin has...

  • Central Commission 2021

    November 27, 2021 5:50 am

    The Abbot General was due to offer his resignation in the General Chapter of 2020....

  • Sobrado

    November 26, 2021 8:27 pm

    Dom Carlos Gutierrez Cuartango completed his third term of six years as Prior of Sobrado...

  • 2021-2022

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2022

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • Guadalupe

    December 3, 2021
  • Échourgnac

    November 27, 2021
  • Atlas

    November 23, 2021
  • L’Étoile N.-D.

    November 15, 2021
  • Nazareth

    November 13, 2021

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Roscrea

    Ireland

  • Kibungo

    Rwanda

  • Glencairn

    Ireland