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.

  • Vitorchiano

    August 21, 2017 3:01 pm

    On August 20, 2017, Sister Irene Canepa made solemn profession at the monastery of Vitorchiano...

  • Maromby

    August 14, 2017 1:17 pm

    On August 5, 2017, Brother Timon Rakotofanomezana was ordained a priest at the monastery of...

  • Mount Melleray

    August 13, 2017 7:29 am

    On August 11, 2017, the Community of Mount Melleray (diocese of Waterford and Lismord –...

  • Awhum

    August 8, 2017 7:32 am

    On August 5, 2017, Brother Matthew Onuh Brother Godfrey Orode Brother Wilson Amadi were ordained...

  • 2017

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 19 March - 16 June 2017

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2017

    Rome, ITALY

  • 6 - 27 Sept 2017

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

Necrology

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  • Nazareth

    August 5, 2017
  • Tilburg

    August 2, 2017
  • Tulebras

    July 27, 2017
  • Nunraw

    July 27, 2017
  • Crozet

    July 22, 2017

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Munkeby

    Norway

  • Nishinomiya

    Japan

  • Oelenberg

    France