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.

  • Experientia

    July 27, 2020 8:26 am

    A Program of Reflection and Sharing OCSO Project approved by the General Chapter of 2017...

  • Humocaro

    July 26, 2020 7:15 am

    Mother Paola Pavoletti completed her second term of six years as Abbess of Nuestra Señora...

  • Spencer

    July 23, 2020 4:12 pm

    On July 23, 2020, at the end of the mandate of Dom Damian Carr, the...

  • Gethsemani

    July 11, 2020 2:32 pm

    On July 11, 2020, at the end of his second term as Abbot, Dom Elias Dietz...

  • 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

  • Spencer

    August 3, 2020
  • La Oliva

    July 28, 2020
  • Wrentham

    July 28, 2020
  • Huambo

    July 24, 2020
  • Awhum

    July 22, 2020

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Monasteries

  • San Isidro

    Spain

  • Klaarland

    Belgium

  • Kibungo

    Rwanda