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, with a focus on youth. 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 (Roger Schütz) 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:Our Taize holiday builder tool makes visiting Taize Community and other Taize attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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On ne va pas à Taizé pour faire du tourisme ! On va à Taizé pour vivre dans la simplicité, la prière, faire des rencontres.... c’est une communauté, qui repose sur l’aide des bénévoles et des frères. ... more »We won't to Taizé for sightseeing! We go to Taizé to live in simplicity, prayer, meeting people... it is a community, which relies on the help of volunteers and brothers. There is serenity, you have to experience to understand.
Un séjour de réflexion qui permet de s'ouvrir et de grandir intérieurement. Communauté très ouverte et sympathique, lieu de rencontres de jeunes du monde entier, paysages magnifiques. Temps de prière ... more »A stay of reflection that allows to open and grow internally. Very open and friendly, community meeting of young people from around the world, magnificent scenery. Time to prayer and moments in the program. Prices of consumption very low and good overall atmosphere. Attention little comfort, no outlets in the rooms, showers without pressure, and cleanliness of the health review...
Taizé is a one of a kind experience, it is rich in many ways, it's strongest points all come down to these simple things: community, faith and hope. Although Taizé is in the simplest form is a "religious get away" you find out very quickly upon arrival it goes much, much further and deeper then that. For me it's all about the community, making friends, meeting people and truly realising there is hope for this world, as an agnostic I was welcomed with open arms. Another thing to mention is that although located in France the main language spoken is English, however there are many people from all over the world speaking more then good old english, so make it a task to meet new people and learn their language (its very fun!) you will meet french, Italian, Portuguese Swedish, Russian and the list goes on and on.
Many generations of my family, have made a pilgrimage to Taize. Today, August 27, 2017, the newest generation, my granddaughter, followed the families tradition/pilgrimage to Taize. My granddaughter and her parents received a surprise- They were told to leave. Do not take your children to the services. They are not allowed. Saint/Pope John Paul, II- 2008- bestowed his love for Taize, he did not want to leave. Saint/Mother Teresa, Summer 1976 fell in love with the community, she returned that autumn for a second visit. These Saints would cry - if they heard that children are not allowed in church.
I am happy to be here, because It has increased my self esteem and I meet people from all over the world.
What a great way to keep young people involved in the church - kick out a young couple with a happy baby. Y'all a bunch of hypocrites, no wonder the church is DYING.
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