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.

  • Port-du-Salut

    October 4, 2018 4:11 pm

    Dom Joseph Deschamps, Abbot of Port-du-Salut (diocese of Laval – France) since 2006, having reached...

  • Nishinomiya

    October 2, 2018 10:10 am

    On October 1, 2018, Sister Scholastica Hogan Thi Dinh made solemn profession at the monastery...

  • Flood in Huerta (2)

    October 1, 2018 3:50 pm

    Thanks to Dom Isidoro, Abbot of Huerta (Spain), who has sent us this latest update...

  • Ajimu

    October 1, 2018 1:50 pm

    On October 1, 2018, Sister Assunta Nguyen Le Bang Truyen, Sister Bernarda Nguyen Thi Danh...

  • 2018 - 2019

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • Snowmass

    October 22, 2018
  • Mellifont

    October 22, 2018
  • Guadalupe

    October 19, 2018
  • Bethlehem

    October 18, 2018
  • Cîteaux – Melleray

    October 12, 2018

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Tilburg

    Netherlands

  • Arévalo

    Spain

  • Arnhem

    Netherlands