Tautra Mariakloster er en kommunitet med åtte nonner som følger St. Benedikts klosterregel. Vi tilhører Cistercienserordenen, som ble grunnlagt i 1098. Klosteret her ble grunnlagt fra det amerikanske Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey i Dubuque, Iowa i 1999. Vi slo oss ned i Norge på vakre, lille Tautra, en øy i Trondheimsfjorden. Og vi trives!

We are a monastic and contemplative community.  This means that prayer (which finds its expression both in solitude and in a warm community spirit) is the main focus of our life. We go to the Church to sing the Psalms of David seven times a day and everything else is built around this.  Belonging to the Roman Catholic Church also means that the Eucharist is central in our day.  A Cistercian monk from Ireland is our chaplain so we have Mass daily and Eucharistic adoration as well.  But we prepare for these strong moments of worship through quiet, meditative prayer and lectio, a prayerful method for reading Sacred Scripture (the Bible).