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.

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  • 2024

    Regional Meetings


  • 6 - 18 Novembre 2023

    Course for New Superiors

    Rome, Italy

  • 11-13 May 2023

    'Saint Gertrude' session

    Kalamazzo, USA

  • Tamié / Désert

    November 22, 2023
  • Blauvac / Chambarand

    November 16, 2023
  • Bolton

    November 9, 2023
  • Lantao

    November 9, 2023
  • Huerta

    November 8, 2023


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