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.

  • New Prioress General of the Congregation Esquermes

    May 23, 2022 9:00 am

    The Order is congratulating Sister Elisabeth Mary Mann who is elected Prioress General of the...

  • Mount Saint Bernard

    May 21, 2022 9:42 am

    On 19 May 2022, Dom Brendan Freeman, Superior ad nutum of New Melleray (USA) and...

  • Journeys of the Abbot General in May and June

    May 18, 2022 7:36 am

           

  • Jarabacoa

    May 4, 2022 7:42 am

    On May 2, 2022, Brother Jhonny Almonte Tineo Brother Rafael Osoria Collado ware ordained priests...

  • 2022-2023

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2022

    General Chapter Part 2

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 2022

    General Chapter Part 1

    Assisi, ITALY

  • Arnhem

    May 13, 2022
  • Scourmont

    May 12, 2022
  • Val d’Igny

    May 5, 2022
  • Mistassini

    May 3, 2022
  • Tenshien

    May 3, 2022

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Monasteries

  • Lantao

    Hong Kong SAR

  • Bamenda

    Cameroon

  • Quilvo

    Chile