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.

  • Excerpt from a letter from “Atlas”

    December 2, 2020 2:48 pm

    On 12/1/2020, at 02.31, Brother Nuno wrote: Hello to all of you who have written...

  • Death of Mgr. Henri Teissier Archbishop emeritus of Algiers

    December 1, 2020 8:17 pm

    Death of Mgr. Henri Teissier Archbishop emeritus of Algiers (1988-2008) Mgr.  Henri Teissier died in...

  • Daily Office Readings

    November 26, 2020 3:03 pm

    To assist those who prepare readings for the Liturgy of the Hours, Fr. Justin has...

  • La Palma

    November 23, 2020 2:39 pm

    On November 21, 2020, Sister María del Carmen Flores Gutiérrez made solemn profession at the...

  • 2021

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • June 16, 2019

    9th centenary of the Charter of Charity

    Cîteaux - France

  • Mont-des-Cats

    November 30, 2020
  • San Isidro

    November 29, 2020
  • Neiges / Désert

    November 26, 2020
  • Tilburg

    November 19, 2020
  • Viaceli

    November 19, 2020

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Monasteries

  • Val d'Igny

    France

  • Kasanza

    Dem. Rep. Congo

  • Oelenberg

    France