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.

  • Happy birthday, Father Gervasio!

    January 15, 2020 9:08 am

    On January 11, 2020, Father Gervasio Fauvarque of Frattocchie turned 100. Father Gervasio was born...

  • Matutum

    January 9, 2020 8:38 am

    On January 06, 2020, Sister Roxanne Acaylar made solemn profession at the monastery of Matutum...

  • Information

    January 7, 2020 8:54 am

    The Information Bulletin n°192 that records the News which appeared between the month of July...

  • Happy birthday, Mother Caridad!

    January 4, 2020 1:36 pm

    On January 3, 2020, Mother Caridad Lorenzo Marcos of Carrizo became 100 years. She was...

  • 2019 - 2020

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • June 16, 2019

    9th centenary of the Charter of Charity

    Cîteaux - France

  • Baumgarten

    January 18, 2020
  • Holy Trinity / Gethsemani

    January 16, 2020
  • Nasu

    January 9, 2020
  • Glencairn

    January 7, 2020
  • Blauvac

    January 4, 2020

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Monasteries

  • Assomption

    Canada

  • Nunraw

    United Kingdom

  • Zenarruza

    Spain