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.

  • 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...

  • Arnhem

    October 7, 2019 4:11 pm

    Mother Julian Pieters, Abbess of Arnhem (Archdiocese of Utrecht, The Netherlands) since 2016, having reached...

  • The Novena to Blessed Marie-Joseph Cassant

    October 3, 2019 6:08 pm

    Invitation à la Neuvaine. pdf – FR

  • 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

  • Chambarand

    October 22, 2019
  • Guadalupe

    October 12, 2019
  • Val d’Igny

    October 12, 2019
  • La Trappe

    September 25, 2019
  • Bellefontaine

    September 16, 2019

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Mississippi

    USA

  • Bamenda

    Cameroon

  • Roscrea

    Ireland