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.

  • Jacona

    March 21, 2023 7:23 am

    On 18 March 2023, Brother Alejandro Morales Guangorena was ordained a priest at the monastery...

  • Klaarland

    March 20, 2023 10:35 am

    On March 20, 2023, Mother Rebekka Willekes completed her second term of six years as...

  • Mokoto

    March 3, 2023 12:15 pm

    According to the latest information about the trouble caused by the M23 Rebellion which prevails...

  • Phare

    March 3, 2023 11:20 am

    On March 3rd 2023, the mandate of Dom Aloysius Yokouchi Hiroshi as abbot of Phare...

  • 2023

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2022

    General Chapter Part 2

    Assisi, ITALY

  • July 7, 2022

    'Saint Gertrude' session

    Leeds, UK

  • Baumgarten

    March 14, 2023
  • Viaceli

    March 4, 2023
  • Rochefort

    February 28, 2023
  • Conyers

    February 27, 2023
  • Miraflores

    February 25, 2023

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Monasteries

  • Lantao

    Hong Kong SAR

  • Bellefontaine

    France

  • Citeaux

    France