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.

  • Imari

    October 12, 2021 7:16 pm

    The abbot emeritus of Phare, Dom Francisco Kunihiko Yoshimoto having received the delegation from Delegated Father Immediate...

  • English Ordo 2021-2022

    October 6, 2021 2:51 pm

    A copy of the English Ordo for 2021-2022 is now available on the website, and can be...

  • Bamenda Abbey

    September 19, 2021 5:16 pm

    In addition to living in a war-zone for four years, the Region where Bamenda Abbey...

  • Cîteaux

    September 15, 2021 2:10 pm

    Dom Olivier Quenardel, Abbot of N.-D. de Cîteaux (Diocese of Dijon, France) since 1993, having...

  • 2021-2022

    Regional Meetings


  • 2022

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • Campénéac

    October 16, 2021
  • Bonneval

    October 14, 2021
  • Oseira

    October 12, 2021
  • Miraflores

    October 10, 2021
  • Schiermonnikoog

    October 9, 2021


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