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.

  • Butende

    February 22, 2018 8:55 am

    On February 15, 2018, Sister Petronilla Kemunto Moindi made solemn profession at the monastery of...

  • Schiermonnikoog

    February 21, 2018 8:11 am

    “We found a home. In search of a location for a monastery on Schiermonnikoog we...

  • Kalamazoo – St. Gertrude

    February 20, 2018 9:51 am

    Kalamazoo, Mi (USA) May 10th-13th, 2018 Cistercian and Monastic Studies Conference at 53th International Congress...

  • Azul

    February 20, 2018 7:44 am

    On January 26, 2018, Brother Rubén Lacón was ordained a priest at the monastery of...

  • 2018

    Conference st Gertrude

    Rome, ITALY

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 2018

    Regional Meetings



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  • Chimay

    February 21, 2018
  • Prairies

    February 16, 2018
  • Hinojo

    February 14, 2018
  • Maria Frieden

    February 14, 2018
  • Chambarand

    February 6, 2018


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  • New Melleray


  • Sujong

    Republic of Korea

  • Mount Melleray