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.

  • Scourmont

    November 17, 2017 3:10 pm

    Dom Armand Veilleux, Abbot of Scourmont (diocese of Tournai – Belgium) since 1999, having reached...

  • Vina

    November 6, 2017 8:48 am

    On October 7, 2017, Brother Stephen Nguyen Brother Guerric Llanes were ordained priests at the...

  • Lantao

    November 4, 2017 8:57 am

    On November 4, 2017, Brother Andrew Qin was ordained a priest at the monastery of...

  • GC 2017 Assisi

    September 5, 2017 10:20 am

    This is the link to the Blog of the General Chapter 2017 at Assisi: cgen-ocso.blogspot.it...

  • 6 - 27 Sept 2017

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 2018

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2017

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

Necrology

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  • Tenshien

    November 13, 2017
  • Vitorchiano

    November 2, 2017
  • Bamenda

    October 28, 2017
  • Zundert

    October 20, 2017
  • Rawaseneng

    October 19, 2017

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Wrentham

    USA

  • Myrendal

    Denmark

  • Désert

    France