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.

  • Maria Frieden

    March 16, 2018 10:03 am

    On March 16, 2018, at the end of her first mandate, Mother Maria Gratia Adler...

  • El Encuentro

    March 12, 2018 3:43 pm

    On March 3, 2018, Sister Aída Mercado Hernández made solemn profession at the monastery of...

  • Newsletter Formation

    March 8, 2018 8:36 am

    The Newsletter n°16 of the Central Secretary for Formation can be obtained from the Internet...

  • Mary, Mother of the Church

    March 5, 2018 10:04 am

    “Having attentively considered how greatly the promotion of this devotion might encourage the growth of...

  • 2018

    Conferences st Gertrude

    Rome & Kalamazoo

  • 2018

    Regional Meetings


  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY


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  • Zundert

    March 14, 2018
  • Roscrea

    March 10, 2018
  • Timadeuc

    March 5, 2018
  • Maria Frieden

    February 26, 2018
  • Chimay

    February 21, 2018


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