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.

  • Arnhem

    October 7, 2019 4:11 pm

    Mother Julian Pieters, Abbess of Arnhem (Archdiocese of Utrecht, The Netherlands) since 2016, having reached...

  • The Novena to Blessed Marie-Joseph Cassant

    October 3, 2019 6:08 pm

    Invitation à la Neuvaine. pdf – FR

  • Mount Saint Bernard Abbey

    October 3, 2019 11:19 am

    The Holy Father has appointed as bishop-prelate of Trondheim, Norway, the Reverend Fr. Erik Varden,...

  • INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON THE CHARTER OF CHARITY

    September 30, 2019 3:29 pm

    October 16 and 17, 2019 organized by the Association for the Diffusion of Cistercian Culture...

  • 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

  • Guadalupe

    October 12, 2019
  • Val d’Igny

    October 12, 2019
  • La Trappe

    September 25, 2019
  • Bellefontaine

    September 16, 2019
  • Oita

    September 11, 2019

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Butende

    Uganda

  • Mokoto

    Rwanda

  • Mount Saint Bernard

    United Kingdom