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.

  • La Trappe

    December 6, 2019 10:42 am

    Dom Guerric Reitz-Sejotte, Abbot of La Trappe (Diocese of Sées, France) since 2004, presented his...

  • Daily Office Readings

    December 4, 2019 8:19 am

    To assist those who prepare readings for the Liturgy of the Hours, Fr. Justin has...

  • Orval

    November 27, 2019 5:04 pm

    The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Ghent, Belgium, the Reverend...

  • Viaceli

    November 27, 2019 4:02 pm

    Dom Pierre-André Burton, Abbot of Désert and Father Immediate of Viaceli, appointed Father José Ignacio...

  • 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

  • Azul

    December 2, 2019
  • Huambo

    December 2, 2019
  • Blauvac

    December 2, 2019
  • Westmalle

    November 30, 2019
  • Sept-Fons

    November 29, 2019

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Monasteries

  • Chambarand

    France

  • Ampibanjinana

    Madagascar

  • San Isidro

    Spain