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.

  • Ordo 2019-2020

    September 14, 2019 4:05 pm

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

  • Bamenda

    September 13, 2019 8:58 am

    NEED FOR PRAYERS: Brother Polycarp, the Prior Administrator of Bamenda Abbey in the English speaking...

  • Carta Caritatis Celebration at Las Huelgas

    September 12, 2019 1:26 pm

    Dear brothers and sisters of the Cistercian Family: Cordial and fraternal greetings. We send you...

  • Vina

    September 12, 2019 8:12 am

    On September 08, 2019, Brother William Chng made solemn profession at the monastery of Vina...

  • 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

  • Bellefontaine

    September 16, 2019
  • Oita

    September 11, 2019
  • Alloz

    September 11, 2019
  • Bon Conseil

    September 6, 2019
  • Arnhem

    August 31, 2019

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Lantao

    Hong Kong SAR

  • Gethsemani

    USA

  • Tilburg

    Netherlands