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Special news

OSB news

  • Manila Monks Elect
    The monks of the Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat elected, 21 February 2018, Fr. Austin Cadiz OSB, 44, as the eighth abbot.
  • Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem
    The monks of Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem, elected Dom Bernhard Maria Alter OSB, 77, as seventh abbot, 20 February 2018.
  • Pope Francis Names Archabbot Ordinary
    Elected 6 Jan. 2018, Dom Cirill Tamas Horgobagyi OSB, is the new archabbot ordinary of Pannonholma, Hungary, appointed 16 February 2018.

OCSO news


On February 15, 2018, Sister Petronilla Kemunto Moindi made solemn profession at the monastery of Butende (Uganda).

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St. Gertrude

Cistercian and Monastic Studies Conference at 53th International Congress on Medieval Studies

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“We found a home. In search of a location for a monastery on Schiermonnikoog we found the Rijsbergen inn on our path, an ancient building on the outskirts of the village.

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OCIST news

Course for Superiors OCist 2018

We inform you that registration is open for the Course for Superiors which will take place at the General House (Rome) from July 16 - 20, 2018 (arrival on July 15, departure on July 21).

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Letter of the Cistercian Abbot General for Christmas 2017