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.

  • 9th centenary of the Charter of Charity

    December 11, 2018 9:09 am

    June 16, 2019, on the solemnity of the Holy Trinity, there will be a Celebration...

  • Daily Office Readings

    December 10, 2018 3:11 pm

    To assist those who prepare readings for the Liturgy of the Hours, Fr. Justin has...

  • Beatification Mass

    December 4, 2018 4:45 pm

    On the occasion of the beatification of the 19 Martyrs of Algeria, the French television...

  • Tre Fontane

    December 4, 2018 4:24 pm

    Dom Giacomo Brière, Abbot of Tre Fontane (diocese of Roma, Italy) since 1996, having reached...

  • 2018 - 2019

    Regional Meetings

    Calendar

  • 17 March - 14 June 2019

    Monastic Formators’ Programme 2019

    Rome, ITALY

  • 2020

    General Chapter

    Assisi, ITALY

  • Tarrawarra

    December 10, 2018
  • Gedono

    December 7, 2018
  • Spencer

    December 5, 2018
  • Tarrawarra

    December 4, 2018
  • Zundert

    December 1, 2018

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Monasteries

  • La Trappe

    France

  • Novo Mundo

    Brazil

  • La Palma

    Spain