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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    Vultum Dei quaerere

    July 22, 2016 3:24 pm

    Apostolic Constitution “Vultum Dei quaerere“ on women’s contemplative life 22.07.2016 We provide below the full...

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    Newsletter Formation

    July 20, 2016 9:35 am

    The Newsletter n°9 of the Central Secretary for Formation can be obtained from the Internet...

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    Brialmont

    July 16, 2016 10:16 am

    On July 9, 2016, Sister Marie Fabienne Pondichy made solemn profession at the monastery of...

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    Jacona

    July 16, 2016 9:58 am

    On July 11, 2016, Solemnity of St Benedict, Brother Florencio Navarro Navarro was ordained a...

  • 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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  • Caldey

    July 22, 2016
  • Nasu

    July 16, 2016
  • Glencairn

    July 3, 2016
  • Arévalo

    July 2, 2016
  • Butende

    July 1, 2016

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • imari

    Imari

    Japan

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    Monte Sion

    Spain

  • Redwoods

    Redwoods

    USA