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.

  • Bon Conseil

    May 18, 2020 1:26 pm

    Mother Marie St-Pierre, Abbess of Notre-Dame du Bon Conseil (Archdiocese of Quebec, Canada) since 1989,...

  • Preparation for the General Chapter of September 2021

    May 16, 2020 2:17 pm

    As a result of the postponing of the General Chapter to September 2021 the following...

  • Prairies

    May 15, 2020 8:25 am

    In September 2019, during the Regular Visitation of Dom André Barbeau of Val Notre-Dame assisted...

  • GENERAL CHAPTER

    May 8, 2020 2:54 pm

    Due to the world-wide spread of the New Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic and the consequent restrictions...

  • 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

  • Arévalo

    June 2, 2020
  • Jacona

    May 30, 2020
  • Hinojo

    May 28, 2020
  • Mepkin

    May 25, 2020
  • Nazareth

    May 24, 2020

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Val d'Igny

    France

  • Géronde

    Switzerland

  • Frattocchie

    Italy