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.

  • Colloquium on the Degrees of Humility and Pride

    February 20, 2024 8:53 am

    Sant’Anselmo Institute, Rome From 4 to 8 November 2024 On the occasion of the 850th...

  • Important warning

    February 13, 2024 8:16 am

      A Scam email is circulating asking to verify a transfer or send money in...

  • Nasu

    February 12, 2024 8:10 am

    Mother Scholastica Okubo Kaori completed her first six-year term as Abbess of Nasu (Diocese of...

  • Travel of the Abbot General

    February 8, 2024 10:52 am

      07 – 12 February:  Étoile Notre-Dame – Benin 13 – 20 February:  Kokoubou –...

  • 2024

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 6 - 18 Novembre 2023

    Course for New Superiors

    Rome, Italy

  • 11-13 May 2023

    'Saint Gertrude' session

    Kalamazzo, USA

  • Tenshien

    February 18, 2024
  • Berryville

    February 13, 2024
  • Tre Fontane

    February 12, 2024
  • Maria Frieden

    February 4, 2024
  • Arnhem

    January 31, 2024

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Sorá

    Panamá

  • Roscrea

    Ireland

  • Valserena

    Italy