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.

  • Bethlehem

    November 14, 2019 8:01 am

    Dom Celsus Kelly, Abbot of O. L. of Bethlehem (Diocese of Down and Conner, N....

  • The Generalate – The Abbot General’s Council

    October 30, 2019 2:42 pm

    The term of office for a Councillor of the Abbot General who is replacing a...

  • Lantao

    October 21, 2019 8:26 am

    On  October 19, 2019, Brother William Yeung was ordained a priest at the monastery of...

  • English Ordo 2019-2020

    October 15, 2019 6:44 am

    A copy of the English Ordo for 2019-2020 is now available on the website, and can be...

  • 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

  • Roscrea

    November 12, 2019
  • Spencer

    November 7, 2019
  • L’Étoile N.D.

    November 6, 2019
  • Roscrea

    November 6, 2019
  • Boschi

    November 6, 2019

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Novo Mundo

    Brazil

  • Frattocchie

    Italy

  • Tilburg

    Netherlands