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.

  • L’Étoile Notre-Dame

    February 28, 2024 7:36 am

    On February 10, 2024, Sister Inès Avenon made solemn profession at the monastery of L’Étoile...

  • Oelenberg

    February 27, 2024 8:27 am

    Following the resignation of Dom Dominque-Marie Schoch as superior ad nutum, the community of Oelenberg...

  • Mepkin

    February 21, 2024 8:51 pm

    On 18 February 2024, Brother Roman Paul Berceau made his Solemn Profession in articulo mortis....

  • Colloquium on the Degrees of Humility and Pride

    February 20, 2024 8:53 am

    Sant’Anselmo Institute, Rome From 4 to 8 November 2024 On the occasion of the 850th...

  • 2024

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 4 - 8 November 2024

    Colloquium on the Degrees of Humility and Pride

    Rome, Italy

  • 6 - 18 Novembre 2023

    Course for New Superiors

    Rome, Italy

  • Zundert

    February 24, 2024
  • Viaceli

    February 24, 2024
  • Tenshien

    February 18, 2024
  • Berryville

    February 13, 2024
  • Tre Fontane

    February 12, 2024

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Monasteries

  • Jacona

    Mexico

  • Paraíso

    Ecuador

  • Acey

    France