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.

  • Wrentham

    Daily Office Readings

    November 23, 2016 2:37 pm

    To assist those who prepare readings for the Liturgy of the Hours, Fr. Justin has...

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    Ajimu

    November 21, 2016 9:11 am

    On November 8, 2016, Mother Joanna Sato, Superior ad nutum of Ajimu (Japon) has presented her...

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    Nishinomiya

    November 19, 2016 5:25 pm

    On November 14, 2016, Sister Lucia Pham Thi Thuy and Sister Martina Doan Thi Xuyen...

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    Shuili

    November 12, 2016 9:17 am

    On November 12, 2016, Brother Pius Chen was ordained a priest at the monastery of...

  • 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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  • Vina

    November 25, 2016
  • Holy Trinity

    November 24, 2016
  • Abakaliki

    November 20, 2016
  • Butende

    November 16, 2016
  • Huerta

    November 11, 2016

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Carrizo

    Carrizo

    Spain

  • Campénéac

    Campénéac

    France

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    Wrentham

    USA