Order of Cistercians

Ordre de Cîteaux
Ordine Cistercense
Ordo Cisterciensis (OCist)

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1098-03-21 France


21 Mar 1098, Cîteaux (France), by St Robert of Molesmes, as a Catholic monastic order of men. Approved 23 Dec 1119. Also known as Cistercians of Common Observance, Cisterciens de l'Ordre de Cîteaux, or Sacer Ordo Cisterciensis (SOCist). Reform movements led to the creation of the R-XR1663 - Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance (Trappists), also referred to as Observance Trappists, formed 1664, La Trappe (France), and separated from the Cistercians of Common Observance. Under the title of R-XR1800 - Cistercian Nuns, or Cistercian Nuns of the Common Observance, are included several groups of cloistered nuns who, in their history and tradition, are associated with the Order.


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