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.

  • Happy birthday, Father Bernard!

    May 8, 2019 3:59 pm

    On May 8, 2019, Father Bernard Bernard de Give of Scourmont became 106 years. He...

  • Cardeña

    May 7, 2019 9:56 am

    Dom Roberto de la Iglesia completed his first term of six years as Abbot of...

  • Bonneval

    May 5, 2019 6:56 am

    On May 03, 2019, on the feast of Mary, Queen of Poland, Sister Emmanuela Kolczyńska...

  • Publication

    May 4, 2019 8:50 am

    The book “Letters from Blessed M Gabriella” by the Liturgical Press has been published. Translated...

  • 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

  • Clarté-Dieu

    May 17, 2019
  • Vina

    May 6, 2019
  • La Palma

    May 1, 2019
  • Echourgnac

    April 28, 2019
  • Port-du-Salut/ Bellefontaine

    April 23, 2019

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Klaarland

    Belgium

  • Engelszell

    Austria

  • Kasanza

    Dem. Rep. Congo