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The International TRAPPIST Association | Purpose

The International Trappist Association is composed of 21 monasteries belonging to the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists and Trappistines) which sell their products commercially.

The purpose of this Association is fourfold:

  1. The Association supports these monasteries by protecting the "Trappist" trademark and their common economic interests.
  2. The Association monitors references to the Order vigilantly and provides the consumer with accurate information.
  3. The monasteries which are members of the Association agree to work together, reflecting on the meaning of their work and consulting each other when new orientations become necessary.
  4. The Association seeks opportunities to expand the network of solidarity and cooperation with other monastic organizations at the international level.