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.

  • A special prayer for January 26th

    January 25, 2022 5:12 pm

    “In order that everyone might be spiritually united in prayer on the feast of our...

  • San Isidro

    January 18, 2022 3:10 pm

    On January 18, 2022, the Community of San Isidro (Diocese of Palencia, Spain) elected as...

  • Whitland

    January 12, 2022 10:54 am

    Mother Christine Wood, Abbess of Whitland (Diocese of Menevia, Great Britain) since 2006, having reached...

  • Gedono

    January 11, 2022 8:02 am

    On January 09, 2022, Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Sister Henrica Novilaya Lumban...

  • 2021-2022

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2022

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • Acey

    January 23, 2022
  • Spencer

    January 5, 2022
  • Aiguebelle

    January 5, 2022
  • Holy Trinity / Gethsemani

    January 3, 2022
  • Maria-Frieden

    December 29, 2021

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Monasteries

  • Mellifont

    Ireland

  • Oita

    Japan

  • Vico

    Spain