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.

  • Tre Fontane

    July 20, 2019 7:00 am

    Father Alessando Gazzola (C.S) presented his resignation to the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life...

  • Clarté-Dieu

    July 6, 2019 2:16 pm

    On July 6, 2019, Mother Hortense Mituga completed her first as Abbess of the monastery...

  • Information

    July 3, 2019 2:42 pm

    The Information Bulletin n°191 that records the News which appeared between the month of January...

  • Maria-Frieden

    July 1, 2019 6:29 am

    On June 30, 2019, Sister Maria Erika Erdorf made solemn profession at the monastery of...

  • 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

  • Oelenberg (Mariawald)

    July 20, 2019
  • Campénéac

    July 19, 2019
  • Viaceli

    July 17, 2019
  • Nishinomiya

    July 11, 2019
  • Val d’Igny

    July 4, 2019

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Monasteries

  • Paraiso

    Ecuador

  • Snowmass

    USA

  • Bonneval

    France