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Documents

Discover the main documents of the Cistercian Family

Constitutions

Constitutions of the Cistercian Order

1981

Constitutions of the Order of Cistercians
of the Strict Observance

1990

Constitutions of the Brazilian Congregation of Cistercians

2019

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Cistercium
mater
nostra

“Our Order is contempt, humility and voluntary poverty; it is obedience, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit. Our Order is submission to a superior, to an abbot, to a rule, to discipline.Our Order is zeal for silence, the practice of fasting, vigils, prayer, manual work and, above all, it consists of following a more excellent path, which is charity. Also, it's about making progress in all these things, day by day, and then persevering to the end."

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Letter 142

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