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.

  • Kasanza

    May 19, 2018 9:13 am

    On May 14, 2018, Dom Nathanaël Koninkx, Abbot of Westmalle and Father Immediate of Kasanza...

  • Message from the Sisters of Juigalpa

    May 17, 2018 10:27 am

    Message from the Sisters of Juigalpa NICARAGUA Dear Dom Eamon and each member of our...

  • Bolton

    May 16, 2018 10:04 am

    On May 16, 2018, Dom Michael Ryan completed his first term of six years as...

  • Cor orans

    May 15, 2018 11:27 am

    Cor orans : an Instruction on Contemplative Life On Tuesday 15 May 2018, at 11.00,...

  • 2018

    William of Saint-Thierry

    Reims & St Thierry

  • 2018

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

Necrology

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  • Oelenberg (Mariawald)

    May 24, 2018
  • Rawaseneng

    May 17, 2018
  • Tre Fontane

    May 12, 2018
  • New Melleray

    May 12, 2018
  • Les Neiges

    May 11, 2018

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Tamié

    France

  • Butende

    Uganda

  • Aiguebelle

    France