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.

  • Abakaliki

    Abakaliki

    October 26, 2020 9:17 am

    On October 24, 2020, Sister Miriam Grace Amrachi Ezenwaka made solemn profession at the monastery...

  • Novo Mundo

    October 19, 2020 8:20 am

    Dom Bernardo Bonowitz, Abbot of Nossa Senhora do Novo Mundo (Diocese São José dos Pinhais,...

  • Tautra

    October 15, 2020 1:08 pm

    On October 14, 2020, Sister Renata Maria Iwona Dąbrowska made solemn profession at the monastery...

  • Wrentham

    October 14, 2020 6:44 am

    On October 12, 2020, Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida, Patroness of Brazil, Sister Maria...

  • 2020 - 2021

    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

  • L’Étoile N.D.

    October 26, 2020
  • Zundert

    October 26, 2020
  • Campénéac

    October 25, 2020
  • Bamenda

    October 21, 2020
  • Kopua

    October 15, 2020

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  • Scourmont

    Belgium

  • Mississippi

    USA

  • Bela Vista

    Angola