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.

  • Arrival for the General Chapter

    July 16, 2017 6:56 am

    The closing date for sending the file giving the date and time of arrival for...

  • Klaarland

    July 13, 2017 9:30 am

    On July 11, 2017, Solemnity of St Benedict, Sister Veerle Ingelbeen made solemn profession at...

  • Information

    July 6, 2017 4:21 pm

    The Information Bulletin n°187 that records the News which appeared between the month of January...

  • Ajimu

    July 5, 2017 8:59 am

    On June 30, 2017, the Community of Ajimu (diocese of Oita, Japon) elected as abbess,...

  • 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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  • Crozet

    July 22, 2017
  • New Melleray

    July 8, 2017
  • Laval

    July 5, 2017
  • Maria Frieden

    June 25, 2017
  • Désert

    June 19, 2017

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Miraflores

    Chile

  • Nasí Paní

    Czech Republic

  • Gardes

    France