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.

  • Lantao

    December 7, 2022 8:37 am

    On December 7, 2022, at the end of his first abbatial term, Dom Paul Kao...

  • Las Escalonias

    November 21, 2022 8:51 am

    On 21 November 2022, the Abbot General, with the consent of his Council, at the...

  • Daily Office Readings

    November 21, 2022 8:33 am

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

  • Westmalle

    November 12, 2022 2:37 pm

    Dom Nathanaël Koninkx, abbot of Westmalle (Diocese of Antwerp, Belgium) since 2005, reached the age...

  • 2022-2023

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2022

    General Chapter Part 2

    Assisi, ITALY

  • July 7, 2022

    'Saint Gertrude' session

    Leeds, UK

  • New Melleray

    December 7, 2022
  • Kasanza

    December 6, 2022
  • Zundert

    December 3, 2022
  • La Oliva

    December 2, 2022
  • Sint Sixtus

    November 28, 2022

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Monasteries

  • Munkeby

    Norway

  • Sept-Fons

    France

  • Nasí Paní

    Czech Republic