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.

  • Huerta

    February 17, 2019 9:31 am

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

  • Wrentham

    February 13, 2019 2:04 pm

    Mother Maureen McCabe, Abbess of the monastery of Mount St. Mary’s Abbey – Wrentham (archdiocese...

  • Quilvo

    February 11, 2019 6:00 pm

    On February 11, 2019, Mother Mariela Jeres Pereira completed her first term of six years...

  • Esmeraldas

    February 10, 2019 11:59 am

    On January 26, 2019, on the Solemnity of our Founders, Sister Mery Azucena Reyes Ibarra...

  • 2018 - 2019

    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

    February 14, 2019
  • Glencairn

    February 1, 2019
  • Carrizo

    February 1, 2019
  • Redwoods

    January 28, 2019
  • Zenarruza

    January 18, 2019

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Monasteries

  • Klaarland

    Belgium

  • Kibungo

    Rwanda

  • Nasí Paní

    Czech Republic