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.

  • Letter to the Cistercian Family

    June 23, 2019 6:21 am

    May 15, 2019 Cosigned Letter Cistercian Family. pdf – EN

  • Las Escalonias

    June 20, 2019 4:40 pm

    On June 15, 2019, Brother Francisco Javier Urós Murillo was ordained a priest at the...

  • Esmeraldas

    June 19, 2019 5:07 am

    June 16, 2019, on the solemnity of the Holy Trinity Sister María Claudia Vélasquez made...

  • Humocaro

    June 18, 2019 8:17 pm

    June 16, 2019, on the solemnity of the Holy Trinity Sister María Luz Ojeda Rada...

  • 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

  • Sujong

    June 24, 2019
  • Campénéac

    June 20, 2019
  • Redwoods

    June 19, 2019
  • Phare

    June 17, 2019
  • Westmalle

    June 7, 2019

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Conyers

    USA

  • Esmeraldas

    Ecuador

  • Val d'Igny

    France