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.

  • Conference St Gertrude 2018

    November 22, 2017 11:20 am

    Rome 13 –15 April 2018 Santa Gertrude la Grande De grammatica facta theologa  SEDE DEL CONVEGNO...

  • Honorary Citizen of Chimay

    November 20, 2017 10:17 am

    We have a report of this good news published in the Belgian newspaper “L’Avenir”: On...

  • GC 2017 – Conferences

    November 19, 2017 7:51 am

    General Chapter OCSO 2017 Conferences Conference of the Abbot General, Dom Eamon Fitzgerald “The Order...

  • Scourmont

    November 17, 2017 3:10 pm

    Dom Armand Veilleux, Abbot of Scourmont (diocese of Tournai – Belgium) since 1999, having reached...

  • 2018

    Conference st Gertrude

    Rome, ITALY

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 2018

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

Necrology

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  • Conyers

    November 23, 2017
  • Acey

    November 22, 2017
  • Val d’Igny

    November 20, 2017
  • Avila

    November 20, 2017
  • Tenshien

    November 13, 2017

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Frattocchie

    Italy

  • Bela Vista

    Angola

  • Sujong

    Republic of Korea