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.

  • Ávila

    December 13, 2018 9:02 am

    Mother María Luisa Gómez Tejeda, Abbess of the monastery of Sta. María de Santa Ana...

  • 9th centenary of the Charter of Charity

    December 11, 2018 9:09 am

    June 16, 2019, on the solemnity of the Holy Trinity, there will be a Celebration...

  • Daily Office Readings

    December 10, 2018 3:11 pm

    To assist those who prepare readings for the Liturgy of the Hours, Fr. Justin has...

  • Beatification Mass

    December 4, 2018 4:45 pm

    On the occasion of the beatification of the 19 Martyrs of Algeria, the French television...

  • 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

  • Gethsemani

    December 15, 2018
  • Sept-Fons – Neiges

    December 12, 2018
  • Tarrawarra

    December 10, 2018
  • Gedono

    December 7, 2018
  • Spencer

    December 5, 2018

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Monasteries

  • Mepkin

    USA

  • Port du Salut

    France

  • Zundert

    Netherlands