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.

  • Sept Fons: foundation at Bàdi, Senegal

    July 15, 2024 8:24 am

      The community of Sept Fons has for some time had a project of foundation...

  • Kunnambetta

    July 15, 2024 8:03 am

      The Central Commission, meeting at San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile, in June, and acting...

  • Oelenberg

    July 15, 2024 7:54 am

      The community of Oelenberg (Alsace, France) has been aware for some time of its...

  • Ordo 2024-2025

    July 13, 2024 7:07 am

    The Latin version of the Ordo for 2024-2025 is now available on the website, and...

  • 2024-2025

    Regional Meetings


  • 4 - 8 November 2024

    Colloquium on the Degrees of Humility and Pride

    Rome, Italy

  • 6 - 16 June, 2024

    Central Commission

    San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile

  • Nazareth

    July 16, 2024
  • Santa Rita

    July 3, 2024
  • Blauvac

    June 20, 2024
  • Santa Rita

    June 6, 2024
  • Santa Rita

    June 6, 2024


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