- A Cistercian nuns' monastery located on Tautra Island in Central Norway -


Welcome to Tautra Mariakloster. We are a community of fourteen nuns who live the Cistercian (Trappistine) life in central Norway. We are located on the Island of Tautra in the Trondheim Fjord.  If you speak Norwegian, we have a new site: www.tautra.no.

This present site is for English speakers.  The menu above will help you to navigate.  Thank you for your interest.  God bless your day!


If your interest is specifically on how to visit the monastery for a retreat, click here. For more information on becoming a volunteer, click here. If you are interested in information on how to enter our community to become a nun, click here.

Please help us build an infirmary wing and provide bedrooms for new young Sisters
Design of new extention to monastery

We now have raised 74 % of  the amount we need!  Help us with the rest!  Thank  you and God bless you.

Tautra Mariakloster is an exciting exception in this time of declining membership in religious houses.  In the past five years, our community at Tautra has doubled.  Another observer is coming in the summer.  We are presently fourteen nuns from nine different countries:  Canada, USA, Norway, England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, and Vietnam.

At the same time, we need a senior wing for our older sisters. We as Cistercian nuns make a vow of stability which means we ourselves take care of our elderly and sick sisters so they can live in the monastery until death. We do not send them to a nursing home, so our new infirmary wing needs to meet the requirements for senior care.


For both these reasons—the new vocations that are entering, and our elderly sisters who have committed their lives to monastic life on Tautra—we have started planning an infirmary wing with 8 rooms, 4 of them equipped as hospital rooms. In order to finance this building project, we have started a capital campaign. 

Can you help us?  All you have to do is to press the button “DONATE” and there will be a link to an account in Germany with a Catholic Organization- Bonifatiuswerk – which is helping us with our campaign.  You will receive an acknowledgement for this.

This is the Catholic organization helping us with our fundraising:

In Norway: our Vipps number is: 140467. Please send us your name and address so we can thank you.


You can transfer a donation directly into our Building Fund:

N-7467 Trondheim
Swift code (BIC): SPTRNO 22
Byggekonto 4200 39 36192
IBAN: NO56 4200 3936192

In the USA you can make a tax-deductible donation by sending a check to: Sr Ciaran, Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey, 8400 Abbey Hill Rd,Dubuque IA 52003 and mark it Tautra building fund.

To view more images and information about the extension click here, or on the image above.


We thank you in advance for your contribution and your prayer for the completion of this project.

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