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.

  • Naší Paní

    June 1, 2022 8:49 pm

    On May 31, 2022, on the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary,...

  • Conyers

    May 29, 2022 5:06 pm

    On May 29, 2022, at the end of his first term as Abbot, Dom Augustine Myslinksi...

  • Guimaras

    May 26, 2022 9:55 am

    On 22 May 2022, Dom Mark Scott of Vina, Delegated Father Immediate of Guimaras, appointed...

  • New Prioress General of the Congregation Esquermes

    May 23, 2022 9:00 am

    The Order is congratulating Sister Elisabeth Mary Mann who is elected Prioress General of the...

  • 2022-2023

    Regional Meetings


  • July 7, 2022

    'Saint Gertrude' session

    Leeds, UK

  • 2022

    General Chapter Part 2

    Assisi, ITALY

  • Alloz

    June 23, 2022
  • La Trappe

    June 1, 2022
  • Arnhem

    May 13, 2022
  • Scourmont

    May 12, 2022
  • Val d’Igny

    May 5, 2022


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  • Clarté-Dieu

    Dem. Rep. Congo

  • Val d'Igny


  • La Palma