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.

  • English Ordo 2022-2023

    October 5, 2022 9:33 am

    A copy of the English Ordo for 2022-2023 is now available on the website, and can be...

  • Newsletter Formation

    October 3, 2022 5:51 pm

    The Newsletter n°32 of the Central Secretary for Formation can be obtained from the Internet...

  • Papal Audience: addresses

    September 17, 2022 5:31 pm

    EN Abbot General, Greeting to the Holy Father GC 2022 ES Abad General OCSO, Saludo...

  • General Chapter: Lecture by Dom Gregory Polan OSB

    September 16, 2022 7:44 am

    September 14, 2022, Lecture by Dom Gregory Polan, Abbot Primate Thoughts for the General Chapter...

  • 2022-2023

    Regional Meetings


  • 2022

    General Chapter Part 2

    Assisi, ITALY

  • July 7, 2022

    'Saint Gertrude' session

    Leeds, UK

  • Orval

    October 4, 2022
  • Spencer

    October 3, 2022
  • Oelenberg / Mariawald

    October 2, 2022
  • Frattocchie

    September 21, 2022
  • Bricquebec

    September 19, 2022


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  • Acey


  • Oseira


  • Novy Dvur

    Czech Republic