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.

  • Kokoubou

    May 20, 2017 1:49 pm

    On May 13, 2017, Brother Samuel Houedegnon made solemn profession at the monastery of Kokoubou...

  • Happy birthday, Father Bernard!

    May 8, 2017 5:53 am

    On May 8, 2017, Father Bernard Bernard de Give of Scourmont became 104 years. He...

  • Esmeraldas

    May 6, 2017 6:10 pm

    Mother Yosúa Llorente de la Peña, Prioress of the Monastery of Esmeraldas (Ecuador) since 2012,...

  • Maromby

    May 5, 2017 4:00 pm

    On April 30, 2017, Brother Guerric Ranorovelo Brother Jules Blaise Randrianandrasana Brother Jean-Chrysostome Ratolojanahary Brother...

  • 2017

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 19 March - 16 June 2017

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2017

    Rome, ITALY

  • 6 - 27 Sept 2017

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

Necrology

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  • Illah

    May 16, 2017
  • Mississippi

    May 15, 2017
  • Vitorchiano

    May 12, 2017
  • Awhum

    April 28, 2017
  • Klaarland

    April 27, 2017

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Donnersberg

    Germany

  • Sujong

    Republic of Korea

  • Novy Dvur

    Czech Republic