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.

  • Viale Africa

    March 8, 2019 8:49 am

    After many years in the service as secretary of the Order, Sister Claire Boutin is...

  • Newsletter Formation

    March 5, 2019 8:21 am

    The Newsletter n°20 of the Central Secretary for Formation can be obtained from the Internet...

  • Kasanza

    February 20, 2019 7:52 am

    On February 19, 2019, Dom Nathanaël Koninkx, Abbot of Westmalle and Father Immediate of Kasanza...

  • Huerta

    February 17, 2019 9:31 am

    On February 17, 2019, Dom Isidoro Mª Anguita Fontecha completed his fourth term of six...

  • 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

  • Nazareth

    March 18, 2019
  • Cîteaux

    March 17, 2019
  • Blauvac

    March 8, 2019
  • Tilburg

    March 6, 2019
  • Nishinomiya

    March 3, 2019

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Hinojo

    Argentina

  • Bon Conseil

    Canada

  • Nasu

    Japan