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One Order, Seventeen Monasteries of Monks and Nuns

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: December 12, 2017

It was said about Abba Agathon that for three years he placed a stone in his mouth until he had succeeded in keeping quiet.
Why is it so hard for us to hold our tongue?

Monastic Wisdom

"More are to be received into the embrace of charity...

"More are to be received into the embrace of charity than into the embrace of friendship. We are compelled by the law of charity to receive in the embrace of love not only our friends but also our enemies.

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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Advent: The Coming of Our Lord

 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.

From the Gospel of Luke

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