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.

  • Guimaras

    August 11, 2020 6:46 am

    On July 27, 2020, Brother Kevin John Lipasan was ordained a priest at the monastery...

  • Tenshien

    August 7, 2020 7:29 am

    On August 05, 2020, Sister Maria Perpetua Yasuda made solemn profession at the monastery of...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Imari

    August 10, 2020
  • Spencer

    August 3, 2020
  • La Oliva

    July 28, 2020
  • Wrentham

    July 28, 2020
  • Huambo

    July 24, 2020

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Monasteries

  • Monte Sion

    Spain

  • Kasanza

    Dem. Rep. Congo

  • Tilburg

    Netherlands