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Taize Community, Taize
(4.6/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Beautiful area and vicinity. Very quiet and peaceful. A place to find peace of mind for both believers and non-believers.
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  • A beautiful place for a personal meditation. To discover or rediscover a meaning to his life and to regain momentum.
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  • In the summer, forget the village because it is literally invaded by a young population mainly coming from Northern and Eastern Europe. Driven by curiosity, we visited this place to the special atmosphere. Many languages are spoken which to immediately change the soundscape: one is immediately out of place! We're also hit everyone who resides here, while the countryside nearby is perfectly deserted... and so beautiful! See also the prayer room, with its sliding panels that make a room variable geometry! It participates in the feeling of strangeness felt. After this visit, I wonder how the locals live this situation. There is no possible loophole...
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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.