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.

  • Nový Dvůr

    September 18, 2023 10:28 am

    On September 14, 2023, Feast of the Holy Cross Brother Klement Šálek made solemn profession...

  • Imari

    September 14, 2023 8:40 am

    On 13th September 2023, the community of Imari (Diocese of Fukuoka, Japan) elected as abbess...

  • Vico

    September 10, 2023 6:46 am

    On September 8, 2023, Nativity of the Virgen Mary, solemnity of Nuestra Señora de Vico,...

  • Travel of the Abbot General

    September 4, 2023 6:41 am

      6 – 18  September 2023: Las Huelgas, General Chapter (Spain) 20 – 24  September...

  • 2023-2024

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 11-13 May 2023

    'Saint Gertrude' session

    Kalamazzo, USA

  • 2022

    General Chapter Part 2

    Assisi, ITALY

  • Baumgarten

    September 19, 2023
  • Val d’Igny / Chambarand

    September 18, 2023
  • Bellefontaine

    September 13, 2023
  • Soleilmont

    September 8, 2023
  • Whitland

    September 7, 2023

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Monasteries

  • Lamanabi

    Indonesia

  • Myrendal

    Denmark

  • Lantao

    Hong Kong SAR