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.

  • Matutum

    January 15, 2018 3:27 pm

    On December 30, 2017, Sister Charlotte Abregon made solemn profession at the monastery of Matutum...

  • Maromby

    January 12, 2018 9:09 am

    On January 12, 2018, the Community of Maromby (diocese of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar) elected as Prior,...

  • Information

    December 30, 2017 4:30 pm

    The Information Bulletin n°188 that records the News which appeared between the month of July...

  • Koutaba

    December 28, 2017 2:32 pm

    Following the decision of the General Chapter of 2017, vote 51 (cfr. Acts of the...

  • 2018

    Conference st Gertrude

    Rome, ITALY

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 2018

    Regional Meetings



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  • Orval

    January 13, 2018
  • Tenshien

    January 4, 2018
  • Wrentham

    January 2, 2018
  • Sobrado

    December 28, 2017
  • Mont des Cats

    December 28, 2017


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  • Jarabacoa

    Dominican Republic

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