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.

  • Viale Africa

    February 14, 2020 11:37 am

    Sister Juliette Simonnot (OSB) completed her service as portress at the Generalate and she is...

  • Acey

    January 30, 2020 2:29 pm

    Dom Jean-Marc Thévenet, Abbot of O. L. of Acey (diocese of Saint-Claude, France) since 2003,...

  • El Encuentro

    January 29, 2020 10:36 am

    On January 28, 2020, at the end of the mandate of Mother Inès Gravier, the...

  • Frattocchie

    January 26, 2020 5:57 pm

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

  • 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

  • Arnhem

    February 26, 2020
  • Genesee

    February 22, 2020
  • Maria-Frieden

    February 19, 2020
  • Lantao / Shuili

    February 19, 2020
  • Sept-Fons

    February 17, 2020

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Resources

Monasteries

  • Mount Melleray

    Ireland

  • Acey

    France

  • Diepenveen

    Netherlands