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.

  • Newsletter Formation

    September 18, 2020 7:30 am

    The Newsletter n°26 of the Central Secretary for Formation can be obtained from the Internet...

  • Ordo 2020-2021

    September 9, 2020 10:41 am

    A copy of the Latin Ordo for 2020-2021 is now available on the website, and...

  • Happy birthday, Father Guy!

    September 7, 2020 7:10 am

    On September 6, 2020, Father Guy Desclaux of Désert (France) turned 100. Father Guy was...

  • Viaceli

    September 4, 2020 1:48 pm

    On August 25, 2020, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic...

  • 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

  • Campénéac

    September 13, 2020
  • Laval

    September 5, 2020
  • Nunraw

    August 30, 2020
  • San Isidro

    August 24, 2020
  • Val d’Igny

    August 22, 2020

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Nasí Paní

    Czech Republic

  • San Isidro

    Spain

  • Kunnambetta

    INDIA