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.

  • Kunambetta

    August 18, 2018 2:10 pm

    Thanks to Mother Dominique of Soleilmont who has shared with us news from the Community...

  • Huerta

    August 18, 2018 10:35 am

    On July 15, 2018, Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Father Diego...

  • Nasi Pani

    July 30, 2018 1:26 pm

    On July 29, 2018, the Priory of Naší Paní, in the diocese of Prague (Czech...

  • Illah

    July 19, 2018 2:15 pm

    On July 14, 2018, Brother Cyril Ejezie was ordained a priest and Brother Levi Enyi...

  • 2018 - 2019

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

Necrology

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  • Ajimu

    August 20, 2018
  • Maria-Frieden

    August 9, 2018
  • Los Andes

    August 7, 2018
  • Nunraw

    August 6, 2018
  • Soleilmont

    August 3, 2018

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Cabanoule

    France

  • Mellifont

    Ireland

  • Imari

    Japan