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Taize Community, Taize

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The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. It is composed of more than one hundred brothers, from Catholic and Protestant traditions, who originate from about thirty countries across the world. It was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schütz, a Reformed Protestant. Guidelines for the community’s life are contained in The Rule of Taizé written by Brother Roger and first published in French in 1954.The community has become one of the world's most important sites of Christian pilgrimage. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer, Bible study, sharing, and communal work. Through the community's ecumenical outlook, they are encouraged to live in the spirit of kindness, simplicity and reconciliation.HistoryEarly yearsThe Taizé Community was founded by Brother Roger in 1940. He pondered what it really meant to live a life according to the Scriptures and began a quest for a different expression of the Christian life. A year after this decision, Schütz reflected:Because his native Switzerland was neutral and thus less affected by the war, Schütz felt as if France would be ideal for his vision, seeing it as a “land of poverty, a land of wartime suffering, but a land of inner freedom.” He eventually settled in Taizé, which was a small desolate village just north of Cluny, the site of a historically influential Christian monastic foundation.
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  • I stayed there for a week, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I'm not at all disappointed! I found wonderful people, we see people in their real faces, talking with everyone very naturally. To Taizé everything is simple, no-brainer, we forget our small worries of daily life. The songs are very beautiful I came back calm and serene. I'm very eager to go back!
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  • Came to Taize in the summer every year for 5 years. attitude towards this place changed as the processes of knowing yourself! In adolescence Taize many perceived as a camp where boys and girls live in different houses, even in different sectors, but take food and go on a schedule for discussions and prayers. To have parents had the idea that there zombirujut child rest immediately, as did Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Lithuanian ... teens (mostly) do not attend prayers, and are there to communicate with peers with different languages, for meetings in the evenings, ojake, sing songs with guitar (Italians and Spaniards on some guitars sing all sorts of hits, and the rest of them echoed!), in order for minimum money show French Burgundy (go down and Cluny, cormatin) with its outdoor swimming pools (which is very important in the heat!) and the famous wine cellars (Yes!, Yes!, Yes! All teens flee on foot to body Penny try chic wine!). In General to leave TAize, especially in the evening, it is strictly forbidden! Go guys on bikes, who wrapped oslushavshihsja! And in the morning the same guys, without bicycles, awaken in the morning for prayer and for breakfast (diet for living in community for free!) as a matter of fact, food decent enough: fruit, yogurt, meat ... In short, most teenagers perceive the TAize as French camp, where attended by young people from all over the world! And it is possible to get acquainted and then chat and ride to guests to practice speech (with different!), to discuss problems with their parents or any youth have ... and prayer is the atmosphere: candles, singing more and 5 thousand people who sit on the floor. and with svechechkami ... this sense of tranquility, serenity and goodness!
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  • One week we were in Olinda, place of host families in Taizé. It was a very positive experience for the encounter with other people from all over Europe. Very austere rooms and adequate food for the sense of the meeting. A spiritual encounter with different sensitivities in a very familiar atmosphere.
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  • Best place in the world, always learning something new and meet wonderful people from all over the world!
  • One of the nicest place on earth. Living in such a simple way and getting to know so many wonderful people with the same interests. You have to experience it yourselfs. It is unbelievable.
  • Is very nice..! 👍🏫 is the best place for refreshing...! Is very international community and very nice people...!
  • My favorite place,it's a paradise for me. :)
  • Praise you Jesus Thank you Jesus When i was there i feel really great. To stay there for long and to surrender my self to you. Really I thank for Jesus that he give our family good health and love.