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.

  • Charles de Foucauld

    Centenary Bl. Charles de Foucauld

    December 7, 2016 10:52 am

    December 1st 2016 Centenary of the death of Blessed Father Charles de Foucauld (1858  –...

  • Frattocchie Vitorchiano

    Newsletter Formation

    December 5, 2016 4:39 pm

    The Newsletter n°11 of the Central Secretary for Formation can be obtained from the Internet...

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    Rawaseneng

    December 5, 2016 10:08 am

    On December 4, 2016, Brother Robertus Winaryo and Brother Ignatius Budi Martono made solemn profession...

  • Wrentham

    Daily Office Readings

    November 23, 2016 2:37 pm

    To assist those who prepare readings for the Liturgy of the Hours, Fr. Justin has...

  • 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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  • Cîteaux

    December 9, 2016
  • Sept-Fons

    December 5, 2016
  • Cîteaux

    December 5, 2016
  • Vina

    November 25, 2016
  • Holy Trinity

    November 24, 2016

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Géronde

    Géronde

    Switzerland

  • Rivet

    Rivet

    France

  • Butende

    Butende

    Uganda