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.

  • Crozet

    March 21, 2017 3:08 pm

    Mother Marion Rissetto, Titular Prioress of Crozet since 1992, having reached the age of retirement...

  • Klaarland

    March 20, 2017 2:19 pm

    On March 20, 2017, at the end of her first term as Prioress, Mother Rebekka...

  • Pope Francis – Conversation with the Superiors General

    March 6, 2017 8:21 am

    Pope Francis – Conversation with the Superiors General (Rome, 25 November 2016) “The Pope is...

  • Koutaba

    March 6, 2017 7:40 am

    On February 25, 2017, Brother Helvis Kamsu made solemn profession at the monastery of Koutaba...

  • 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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  • Westmalle

    March 21, 2017
  • Sept-Fons

    March 18, 2017
  • Port-du-Salut

    March 15, 2017
  • Wrentham

    March 14, 2017
  • Val d’Igny

    March 11, 2017

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Spencer

    USA

  • Acey

    France

  • Fons Pacis

    Syria