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.

  • Br. Albert 1

    Tilburg

    August 22, 2016 4:54 pm

    On August 20, 2016, Solemnity of St Bernard, Brother Albert Lintang made solemn profession at...

  • P. Édison  1

    Paraíso

    August 22, 2016 4:39 pm

    On August 20, 2016, Solemnity of St Bernard, Brother Édison Gonzalo Guamán Bravo was ordained...

  • Sr Antonella 1

    Vitorchiano

    August 22, 2016 4:32 pm

    On August 20, 2016, Solemnity of St Bernard, Sister Antonella Cappelletti made solemn profession at...

  • Hno. José Luis 1

    Paraíso

    August 16, 2016 1:53 pm

    On August 15, 2016, Brother José Luis Villacís Moscoso made solemn profession at the monastery...

  • 15 - 17 Nov 2016

    Conference St Gertrude

    Rome, ITALY

  • 19 March - 16 June 2017

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2017

    Rome, ITALY

  • 6 - 27 Sept 2017

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

Necrology

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  • Guadalupe

    August 16, 2016
  • Phare

    August 5, 2016
  • Mellifont

    August 4, 2016
  • Val d’Igny

    August 4, 2016
  • Nishinomiya

    July 30, 2016

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Diepenveen

    Diepenveen

    Netherlands

  • Vico

    Vico

    Spain

  • Timadeuc

    Timadeuc

    France