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.

  • EXPERIENTIA

    August 20, 2019 2:49 pm

    A Program of Reflection and Sharing OCSO Project approved by the General Chapter of 2017...

  • Valserena

    August 18, 2019 8:16 am

    Mother Monica Della Volpe, Abbess of Valserena (Italy) since 1995 having reached the age of...

  • Tamié

    August 17, 2019 7:22 am

    On July 15, 2019, Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Brother Charles...

  • Colloquium on the Charter of Charity

    August 12, 2019 3:48 pm

    From July 16 to 19, at O. Cist Monastery, Our Lady of Dallas, USA “Almost...

  • 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

  • Conyers

    August 17, 2019
  • Bethlehem

    August 9, 2019
  • Spencer

    August 4, 2019
  • Oelenberg /Mariawald

    July 20, 2019
  • Campénéac

    July 19, 2019

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Shuili

    Taiwan

  • Bamenda

    Cameroon

  • Huntsville

    USA