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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: January 29, 2015

Abba Anthony said, “Our life and our death is with our neighbor. If we gain our brother or sister, we have gained God.”
Who around you needs this most?

Monastic Wisdom

"It is quite false to call 'friends' those who only share a harmony of vices...

"It is quite false to call 'friends' those who only share a harmony of vices. Note that, he who does not love, is not a friend. But a person does not love another person if he loves what is wrong.

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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A child is born for us!

It is good for us to learn anew each year to receive God appearing as a very little child. Far from being a sentimental or a secondary aspect of God’s manifestation, the appearance of the very little “God-with-us” reveals an essential requirement of the way in which God takes care to make us capable of receiving him. - - René Voillaume

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