Taizé in Edmonton

 — Feb. 23, 200723 févr. 2007

A weekend for young adults (18-35) led by Brother Emile of Taizé will be held in Edmonton from February 23 to 25th, 2007. “Leaving Discouragement Behind – Finding new Hope” is the theme of the weekend. This ecumenical time of prayer, reflection, and sharing is part of Taizé’s “Pilgrimage of Trust across the Earth.”

The ecumenical community of Taizé was founded by Brother Roger in France in 1940. It is composed of a hundred or so brothers from more than 25 different countries. Since the late 1950s, thousands of young adults from all over the world have found their way to Taizé to take part in weekly meetings of prayer and reflection. In order to encourage them to find ways of being bearers of trust and reconciliation in today’s world, the Taizé community began a “Pilgrimage of Trust across the Earth,” with Taizé brothers making visits and leading gatherings, large and small, in Africa, North and South America, Asia, and in Europe.

Prayer at Taizé consists mostly of meditative song, short Bible reading and a time of silence. Short songs repeated again and again, express a basic reality of faith, quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung over many times, this reality gradually penetrates the whole being. Meditative singing thus becomes a way of listening to God. It allows everyone to take part in a time of prayer together and to remain together in attentive waiting on God.

For more information about Taizé: www.taize.fr. For more information and registration forms for the Edmonton weekend, phone 780-428-6323; or see www.edmonton.anglican.org/taize/taize-visit.htm. Cost $15. Meals are provided and billeting is available.

Posted: Feb. 23, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=294
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