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.

  • Mistassini

    June 24, 2017 8:47 am

    On June 23, 2017, on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Community...

  • Schiermonnikoog (The Island of the Monks)

    June 20, 2017 10:42 am

    A television film dealing with how eight Dutch monks remaining in the monastery of Diepenveen...

  • Zundert

    June 16, 2017 9:02 am

    Dom Daniel Hombergen, Abbot of the Abbey of Zundert (Diocese of Breda – The Netherlands)...

  • Carrizo

    June 16, 2017 8:49 am

    M. Blanca López Llarena, Superior ad nutum of Carrizo (diocese of León, Spain) since 2014,...

  • 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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  • Maria Frieden

    June 25, 2017
  • Désert

    June 19, 2017
  • Arévalo

    June 15, 2017
  • Val Notre-Dame

    June 14, 2017
  • Berryville

    June 5, 2017

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Juigalpa

    Nicaragua

  • Kurisumala

    India

  • Ajimu

    Japan