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.

  • Tenshien

    January 27, 2023 10:31 am

    Mother Cecilia Aoki, Abbess of N.-D. des Anges, Tenshien (Diocese of Sapporo, Japan) since 2000,...

  • News from Mokoto

    January 25, 2023 4:19 pm

    The community of Mokoto (R.D. Congo) and the neighbouring population are recently affected by the...

  • Tulebras

    January 25, 2023 3:32 pm

    On January 25, 2023, at the end of the mandate of Mother María Victoria Sanz...

  • Mont des Cats

    January 25, 2023 11:37 am

    January 25, 2023: the Community of Mont des Cats (Archdiocese of Lille, France) elected as...

  • 2023

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2022

    General Chapter Part 2

    Assisi, ITALY

  • July 7, 2022

    'Saint Gertrude' session

    Leeds, UK

  • Azul

    January 22, 2023
  • Mepkin

    January 21, 2023
  • Illah

    January 9, 2023
  • Tamié / Neiges

    January 5, 2023
  • Carrizo

    December 31, 2022

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Monasteries

  • Campénéac

    France

  • Valserena

    Italy

  • Schiermonnikoog

    Netherlands