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.

  • Generalate

    March 27, 2020 7:38 am

    THE GENERALATE AND CORONAVIRUS Dear Sisters and Brothers, Some of you have kindly expressed your...

  • Kokoubou

    March 21, 2020 3:06 pm

    On March 21, 2020, Father Marcellin Dhecadjevi completed his term as Prior of the monastery...

  • Newsletter Formation

    March 18, 2020 4:35 pm

    The Newsletter n°24 of the Central Secretary for Formation can be obtained from the Internet...

  • Sujong

    February 27, 2020 8:43 am

    Mother Juliana Tatara, prioress of Sujong (diocese of Masan, Republic of Korea) since 2014, having...

  • 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

  • Frattocchie

    March 28, 2020
  • Echourgnac

    March 22, 2020
  • Frattocchie

    March 9, 2020
  • Guimaras

    March 2, 2020
  • Arnhem

    February 26, 2020

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Monasteries

  • Clarté-Dieu

    Dem. Rep. Congo

  • Clairefontaine

    Belgium

  • St. Sixte

    Belgium