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.

  • CIVCSVA

    April 17, 2019 2:44 pm

    The Abbot General received a response to the request presented on March 7, 2019 to...

  • Bamenda

    April 16, 2019 8:09 am

    In the very early hours of Thursday 11 April, Bamenda Abbey at Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon...

  • Tautra

    April 4, 2019 7:39 am

    On 3 April 2019, in an article of the site of the Catholic Church in...

  • Gedono

    March 26, 2019 9:46 am

    On the Solemnity of the Annunciation, March 25, 2019, Sister Robertha Dessi Hermawati made solemn profession...

  • 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

  • San Isidro

    April 19, 2019
  • Val d’Igny

    April 17, 2019
  • Val Notre Dame

    April 9, 2019
  • Imari

    April 3, 2019
  • Nazareth

    March 18, 2019

Gallery

See complete list

Resources

Monasteries

  • Bela Vista

    Angola

  • Imari

    Japan

  • Citeaux

    France