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.

  • GC 2017 Assisi

    September 5, 2017 10:20 am

    This is the link to the Blog of the General Chapter 2017 at Assisi: cgen-ocso.blogspot.it...

  • Ordo 2017-2018

    September 4, 2017 6:52 pm

    A copy of the Latin Ordo for 2017-2018 is now available on the website, and...

  • Newsletter Formation

    September 1, 2017 2:58 pm

    The Newsletter n°14 of the Central Secretary for Formation can be obtained from the Internet...

  • Vitorchiano

    August 21, 2017 3:01 pm

    On August 20, 2017, Sister Irene Canepa made solemn profession at the monastery of Vitorchiano...

  • 6 - 27 Sept 2017

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • 2018

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 2017

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

Necrology

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  • Zundert

    October 20, 2017
  • Rawaseneng

    October 19, 2017
  • Wrentham

    October 17, 2017
  • Val d’Igny

    October 10, 2017
  • Tulebras

    September 30, 2017

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Mount Saint Bernard

    United Kingdom

  • Nasu

    Japan

  • Nasí Paní

    Czech Republic