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.

  • Huerta

    September 18, 2018 9:54 am

    On September 15, 2018, Brother Paco Rivera Jimenez was ordained a priest at the monastery...

  • Mariawald

    September 17, 2018 1:35 pm

    The official closing of the Mariawald Abbey (Germany) took place on September 15, 2018. The...

  • Mepkin and… “Florence”

    September 15, 2018 3:46 pm

    Thanks to Dom Stanislaus, Abbot of Mepkin (South Carolina – USA), who sent us news...

  • Beatification of the Martyrs of Algeria

    September 14, 2018 1:22 pm

    “My life was GIVEN to God and to this country…” Testament of Dom Christian de...

  • 2018 - 2019

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

Necrology

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  • New Melleray

    September 21, 2018
  • Nishinomiya

    September 21, 2018
  • Vitorchiano

    September 21, 2018
  • Les Gardes

    September 15, 2018
  • Désert

    September 10, 2018

Gallery

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Kunnambetta

    INDIA

  • Prairies

    Canada

  • Paraiso

    Ecuador