Today we celebrate the Feast of the Founders of the Cistercian Order.

Today the 26th January we monks of Mount Saint Joseph Abbey in fraternal unity with all the Cistercian Monasteries throughout the world celebrate the Feast of our founders, Saints Robert, Alberic and Stephen, Abbots of Citeaux. The Cistercian Order traces its origins to these three monks who were pioneers of a new monastery in Citeaux, France, and a way of life based on a particular interpretation of the Rule of Benedict.  To find out more about our founders visit the history section of our Website.