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.

  • Snowmass

    January 14, 2019 9:00 am

    On January 12, 2019, the Community of Snowmass (Archdiocese of Denver, USA) elected as abbot...

  • Information

    January 2, 2019 2:57 pm

    The Information Bulletin n°190 that records the News which appeared between the month of July...

  • Hinojo

    January 2, 2019 7:56 am

    On January 1, 2019, Mother María Marcenaro completed her fourth term of six years as...

  • Bull of Beatification of Martyrs of Algeria

    December 18, 2018 10:36 am

  • 2018 - 2019

    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

  • Zenarruza

    January 18, 2019
  • Oita

    January 14, 2019
  • Rivet

    January 14, 2019
  • Mokoto

    January 10, 2019
  • Chimay

    January 6, 2019

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Crozet

    USA

  • Bethlehem

    Ireland

  • Mount Saint Bernard

    United Kingdom