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.

  • Nsugbe

    July 6, 2020 5:16 am

    On July 03, 2020, Brother Maria Emmanuel Kenechukwu Achugbu made solemn profession at the monastery...

  • Information

    July 4, 2020 7:53 am

    The Information Bulletin n°193 that records the News which appeared between the month of January...

  • Dom Erik Varden

    July 2, 2020 8:34 am

    After being appointed bishop of Trondheim (Norway) in October of last year, Dom Erik Varden...

  • Covid-19:A Sharing of Experience

    June 24, 2020 8:57 am

    As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic our monastic communities are living in a new...

  • 2020 - 2021

    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

  • Vico

    July 1, 2020
  • Lantao

    July 1, 2020
  • El Encuentro

    June 25, 2020
  • Nasu

    June 19, 2020
  • Guadalupe

    June 9, 2020

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Cardeña

    Spain

  • Rochefort

    Belgium

  • Bolton

    Ireland