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.

  • Frattocchie

    January 26, 2020 5:57 pm

    Dom José Otero, superior ad nutum of Frattocchie (Italy) since 2011, presented his resignation. On...

  • Mount Saint Bernard

    January 22, 2020 3:26 pm

    Dom Erik Varden, Abbot of Mt. St. Bernard since 2015, presented his resignation after his...

  • Happy birthday, Father Gervasio!

    January 15, 2020 9:08 am

    On January 11, 2020, Father Gervasio Fauvarque of Frattocchie turned 100. Father Gervasio was born...

  • Matutum

    January 9, 2020 8:38 am

    On January 06, 2020, Sister Roxanne Acaylar made solemn profession at the monastery of Matutum...

  • 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

  • Cîteaux

    January 27, 2020
  • Mt. Melleray

    January 20, 2020
  • Baumgarten

    January 18, 2020
  • Holy Trinity / Gethsemani

    January 16, 2020
  • Nasu

    January 9, 2020

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Monasteries

  • Bethlehem

    Ireland

  • Sujong

    Republic of Korea

  • Neiges

    France