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The Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance, or Trappists follow the Rule of St. Benedict.

They are a Roman Catholic religious order, and a branch of the Cistercians. The order was founded in 1662 by a converted courtier at La Trappe, in France, hence the name.

Although their order's rules imply observance, and in particular abstinence from alcohol, the monks of several Trappist monasteries make a living in producing liquor. Famous examples are in Belgium, where several Trappist monasteries produce famous trappist beers.

Monasteries include: