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.

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    Snowmass

    September 29, 2016 4:55 pm

    Dom Joseph Boyle, Abbot of Snowmass (Archdiocese of Denver – USA) since 1985, having reached...

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    Port-du-Salut

    September 29, 2016 9:15 am

    On September 8, 2016, Brother Marie-Joseph LyVanTu made solemn profession at the monastery of Port-du-Salut...

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    Sobrado : 1966 – 2016

    September 22, 2016 2:27 pm

    In the year 2016, the Monastery of Sta María de Sobrado (La Coruña, Spain) celebrates...

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    Ordo 2016-2017

    September 16, 2016 8:23 am

    A copy of the Latin Ordo for 2016-2017 is now available on the website, and...

  • 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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  • Azul

    September 27, 2016
  • Rochefort

    September 26, 2016
  • Miraflores

    September 14, 2016
  • Huerta

    September 9, 2016
  • Echt

    September 3, 2016

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Campénéac

    Campénéac

    France

  • Mellifont

    Mellifont

    Ireland

  • Mokoto

    Mokoto

    Dem. Rep. Congo