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.

  • Information

    January 2, 2017 2:39 pm

    The Information Bulletin n°186 that records the News which appeared between the month of July...

  • Novo Mundo

    December 31, 2016 8:08 am

    On December 30, 2016, Brother Mateus Gomes Fogaça made solemn profession at the monastery of...

  • Los Andes

    December 30, 2016 11:16 am

    An armed robbery at the monastery of Los Andes The Brothers of the Trappist community...

  • 2017 Elenchus

    December 20, 2016 4:45 pm

    The 2017 Elenchus is being prepared. If you would like any changes or corrections made...

  • 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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  • Imari

    January 17, 2017
  • Nazareth

    January 16, 2017
  • San Isidro

    January 16, 2017
  • Mount St. Bernard

    January 12, 2017
  • Nasu

    January 12, 2017

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Westmalle

    Belgium

  • Crozet

    USA

  • Rochefort

    Belgium