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.

  • Viaceli

    November 12, 2018 9:13 am

    Dom Alejandro Castro, Abbot of Viaceli (Diocese of Santander, Spain) since 1995, having reached the...

  • Oseira

    November 12, 2018 8:31 am

    On November 11, 2018, Dom José Antonio Gimeno, Superior ad nutum of San Isidro and...

  • Baumgarten

    November 6, 2018 3:13 pm

    On November 6, 2018, the Community of Baumgarten (Archdiocese of Strasbourg, France) elected as abbess,...

  • La Palma

    November 3, 2018 11:04 am

    On November 01, 2018, Sister María del Pilar Lasén Paz made solemn profession at the...

  • 2018 - 2019

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • Butende

    November 15, 2018
  • Etoile Notre Dame

    November 4, 2018
  • Bon Conseil

    October 30, 2018
  • Snowmass

    October 26, 2018
  • Snowmass

    October 22, 2018

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Monasteries

  • Ávila

    Spain

  • Esmeraldas

    Ecuador

  • Imari

    Japan