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.

  • Cistercian Studies Quarterly

    February 14, 2017 3:25 pm

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  • Azul

    February 13, 2017 3:38 pm

    On February 11, 2017, Father Mauricio Tavella made solemn profession at the monastery of Azul...

  • Happy birthday, Sister Edwige!

    February 6, 2017 10:27 am

    On February 2, 2017, on the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple,...

  • Kibungo

    January 30, 2017 3:32 pm

    On January 30, 2017 Sister Marie-Raphael UWINGABIRE made solemn profession at the monastery of Kibungo...

  • 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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  • Sept-Fons

    February 8, 2017
  • Victoria

    February 8, 2017
  • Berryville

    January 31, 2017
  • Mt. Melleray

    January 30, 2017
  • Kokoubou – Bellefontaine

    January 30, 2017

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Victoria

    Uganda

  • Westmalle

    Belgium

  • Roscrea

    Ireland