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We are the Cistercians of the Strict Observance, a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church, also known as "Trappists" or "Trappistines". We encourage you to explore our lives by exploring these pages, especially our "Newcomer's Guide." If you are interested in becoming a Cistercian monk or nun, your will find helpful information here: Steps to Becoming a Monk or Nun and links to all of our monasteries. Please enjoy exploring this site! Learn more about us →

 

Daily Reflection: November 28, 2014

Abba Anthony said: “Our life and our death is with our neighbor. If we gain our brother, we have gained God, but if we scandalize our brother, we have sinned against Christ.”
Where did you ever get the idea you were alone?

Monastic Wisdom

Abba Poemen Said

The nature of water is yielding, and that of a stone is hard. Yet, if you hang a bottle filled with water above the stone so that the water drips drop by drop, it will wear a hole in the stone. In the same way, the word of God is tender, and our heart is hard.

The Newcomer's Guide to the Trappists

An Excellent Introduction to the Trappists for Young People!

Get the basics concerning a beautiful and distinctive sixteen hundred year old monastic tradition still lived by monks and nuns in the U.S. Today.

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Solemn Profession at Crozet
On November 1, 2014,Solemnity of All Saints,Sister Maria Gonzalomade her solemn profession at the monastery of Our Lady of the Angels in Crozet, VA.
 
Sister Maria was born in 1977 in Madrid (Spain).She entered the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1997 and Crozet in 2010.

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