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.
There are two Trappist Monasteries and five Trappistine Convents in Japan
・ Our Lady of the Annunciation Monastery
350-7 Minamihata Hiji, Hayami-gun Oita-ken 879-1509 Japan
・ Our Lady of Imari no Sato
1- 41 Ozato - Ko, Niricho Imari, Saga-Ken 848-0032 Japan