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.

  • Kopua 01

    Kopua

    August 26, 2016 2:37 pm

    On May 12, 2016, Dom Steele Hartmann, Abbot of Tarrawarra and Father Immediate Delegate of Kopua, appointed Father...

  • Sr Valeria 1

    Valserena

    August 26, 2016 2:33 pm

    On August 20, 2016, Solemnity of St Bernard, Sister Valeria Carolo made solemn profession at...

  • Br. Albert 1

    Tilburg

    August 22, 2016 4:54 pm

    On August 20, 2016, Solemnity of St Bernard, Brother Albert Lintang made solemn profession at...

  • P. Édison  1

    Paraíso

    August 22, 2016 4:39 pm

    On August 20, 2016, Solemnity of St Bernard, Brother Édison Gonzalo Guamán Bravo was ordained...

  • 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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  • Bonneval

    August 28, 2016
  • Guadalupe

    August 16, 2016
  • Phare

    August 5, 2016
  • Mellifont

    August 4, 2016
  • Val d’Igny

    August 4, 2016

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Novy Dvur

    Novy Dvur

    Czech Republic

  • Étoile Notre-Dame

    Étoile Notre-Dame

    Benin

  • Mokoto

    Mokoto

    Dem. Rep. Congo