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.

  • Beatification of the Martyrs of Algeria

    June 23, 2018 3:38 pm

    Church in Algeria postpones beatification of its 19 martyrs Since the publication last January of...

  • Azul

    June 14, 2018 8:37 am

    On June 13, 2018, Brother Sergio Rivero was ordained a priest at the monastery of...

  • Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    June 12, 2018 7:27 am

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019 17th March 2019 (arrival) – to 14th June 2019 (departure) This...

  • Jacona

    June 12, 2018 6:40 am

    On June 8, 2018, Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Brother Óscar Fco. del...

  • 2018

    William of Saint-Thierry

    Reims & St Thierry

  • 2018

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

Necrology

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  • Gethsemani (Holy Trinity)

    June 19, 2018
  • Cîteaux

    June 18, 2018
  • Bellefontaine

    June 11, 2018
  • Awhum

    June 9, 2018
  • St. Sixte

    June 7, 2018

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • San Isidro

    Spain

  • Boa Vista

    Brazil

  • Shuili

    Taiwan