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.

  • 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

    Calendar

  • 2022

    General Chapter Part 2

    Assisi, ITALY

  • July 7, 2022

    'Saint Gertrude' session

    Leeds, UK

  • Échourgnac

    August 9, 2022
  • Fille-Dieu

    August 2, 2022
  • Imari

    August 2, 2022
  • Gethsemani

    July 31, 2022
  • Val Notre-Dame

    July 26, 2022

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Monasteries

  • Mont-des-Cats

    France

  • Oelenberg

    France

  • Fons Pacis

    Syria