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.

  • Lamanabi

    December 11, 2017 2:15 pm

    On the 8th of December 2017, at the end of his second mandate, Dom Michael...

  • Naší Paní

    December 9, 2017 2:45 pm

    On December 8, 2017, Sister M.Magdaléna Bezdickova made solemn profession at the monastery of Naší...

  • Viale Africa

    December 9, 2017 2:35 pm

    Sister Graciela Guzmán completed her service as portress at the Generalate in November 2017 and...

  • Liturgy

    December 6, 2017 7:33 am

    Liturgy in English – English Ordo 2018 : http://www.ocso.org/resources/liturgy/ordo/ – To assist those who prepare...

  • 2018

    Conference st Gertrude

    Rome, ITALY

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 2018

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

Necrology

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  • Clarté-Dieu

    December 15, 2017
  • Cabanoule

    December 13, 2017
  • Gethsemani

    December 12, 2017
  • Wrentham

    December 12, 2017
  • Timadeuc

    December 11, 2017

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Val d'Igny

    France

  • Mvanda

    Dem. Rep. Congo

  • Ampibanjinana

    Madagascar