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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.To visit Taize Community on your trip to Taize, use our Taize travel itinerary maker.
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This place has an amazing atmosphere, full of love, joy and real life. Community of Taizé brothers is always open to those who are seeking meaning in life or just need to come to the source and pray. ... more »
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I was in Taizé a few times. The last time was in September. I wanted to be there these days to make it known to my husband, but we had to stop our journey. Taize is an ecumenical monastic community, c... more »
J'y ai passé une semaine, je ne savais pas trop à quoi m'attendre. Je ne suis pas du tout déçue ! J'ai découvert des personnes formidables, on voit les gens sous leur vrais visages, on parle avec tout... more »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!
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.
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