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.

  • House Reports – Reminder!

    April 27, 2017 4:04 pm

    The house reports for the General Chapter (without forgetting the grid for the statistics) should...

  • Naší Paní

    April 24, 2017 9:09 am

    On April 22, 2017, on the Feast Day of Bl. Maria Gabriella, Sister Marie Markéta...

  • Mariawald

    April 12, 2017 9:18 am

    Dom Josef Vollberg, Abbot of the monastery of Mariawald (diocese of Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany) since 2006,...

  • Oelenberg

    March 31, 2017 8:30 am

    On March 31, 2017, the Community of Oelenberg (diocese of Strasbourg – France) elected as...

  • 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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  • Awhum

    April 28, 2017
  • Klaarland

    April 27, 2017
  • Maria Frieden

    April 21, 2017
  • Val d’Igny

    April 17, 2017
  • New Melleray

    April 3, 2017

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Tilburg

    Netherlands

  • Mount Saint Bernard

    United Kingdom

  • Orval

    Belgium