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.

  • Calvaire

    April 17, 2018 11:00 am

    Dom Bède Stockill, Abbot of Calvaire (diocese of Moncton – Canada) since 2002, having reached...

  • Abakaliki

    April 17, 2018 10:17 am

    On April 14, 2018, Mother Maureen Ndubuisi has completed her term as Prioress of the...

  • Mount St. Bernard

    April 11, 2018 9:59 am

    On April 9th, 2018, the feast of the Annunciation, Br. Bernard John Tantiado made solemn...

  • Boa Vista

    April 10, 2018 1:20 pm

    On April 9, 2018, the Foundation of Boa Vista, in the diocese of Joinville (Brazil),...

  • 2018

    Conferences st Gertrude

    Rome & Kalamazoo

  • 2018

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

Necrology

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  • Gethsemani (Holy Trinity)

    April 20, 2018
  • Mount Melleray

    April 16, 2018
  • Arévalo

    April 14, 2018
  • Echourgnac

    April 10, 2018
  • Mariawald

    April 5, 2018

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Nasí Paní

    Czech Republic

  • Esmeraldas

    Ecuador

  • Laval

    France