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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    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...

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    The Cist. Congreg. of St. Bernard

    September 14, 2016 8:48 am

    On September 13, 2016 the eighth General Chapter of the Cistercian Congregation of St. Bernard...

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    Matutum

    September 10, 2016 8:30 am

    On September 4, 2016 Sr. Dinah Mae dela Cruz 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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  • 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

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    Grandselve

    Cameroon

  • Kasanza

    Kasanza

    Dem. Rep. Congo

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    Nishinomiya

    Japan