After the Second Vatican Council all Catholic religious congregations were asked to update their constitutions. The new O.C.S.O. Constitutions were approved by the Holy See on the feast of Pentecost, 1990 and have been modified at subsequent General Chapters.
This Order is a monastic institute wholly ordered to contemplation. The nuns/monks … lead a monastic way of life in solitude and silence, in assiduous prayer and joyful penitence as defined in these Constitutions . Cst. 2