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.

  • Information to the Order

    April 12, 2021 7:09 am

    As a consequence of the suppression of the Abbey of Sainte-Marie du Désert on 3...

  • Nsugbe

    April 7, 2021 1:12 pm

    On April 06, 2021, Brother AugustineMary Obinna Nomeh made solemn profession at the monastery of...

  • Las Escalonias

    April 6, 2021 8:56 am

    On April 6, 2021, the community of Las Escalonias (Diocese of Córdoba, Spain) elected as...

  • Mokoto

    March 29, 2021 6:44 am

    On March 21, 2021, Brother Stefane Éric Kighuli Mukasa made solemn profession at the monastery...

  • 2021-2022

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2022

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • Port-du-Salut

    March 25, 2021
  • Bolton

    March 23, 2021
  • Quilvo

    March 22, 2021
  • Gethsemani

    March 20, 2021
  • Campénéac

    March 20, 2021

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Monasteries

  • Maromby

    Madagascar

  • Arévalo

    Spain

  • Bricquebec

    France