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.
   All Cistercian monasteries are dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God. The feast of her Assumption into heaven (August 15) is the patronal feast of our Order.

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Trappist Monastery in Japan

There are two Trappist Monasteries and five Trappistine Convents in Japan

・Our Lady of the Lighthouse Abbey (This Monastery)
392 Mitsuishi Hokuto-shi Hokkaido 049-0283 Japan

・ Our Lady of the Annunciation Monastery
350-7 Minamihata Hiji, Hayami-gun Oita-ken 879-1509 Japan

【Nuns 】
Torapisutinu Shudoin (Tenshien)
346, Kamiyunokawa, Hakodate 042-0914 Japan
・ Our Lady of Nasu Convent
3101 Toyohara-otsu Nasu-Machi, Tochigi-Ken 329-3224 Japan
・B. M. Nishinomiya (Torapisutinu)
P.O. Box 83, Nishinomiya Hyogo-Ken Japan

・ Our Lady of Imari no Sato
1- 41 Ozato - Ko, Niricho Imari, Saga-Ken 848-0032 Japan

O.C.S.O ( Trappist/Trappistine ) in the World

Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance