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, 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:
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  • August 16, 2017
    Taizé cannot be visited, but is a place for sharing coming to Taizé we accept are questioning we route places of reflesion with his heart
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  • August 15, 2017
    First time I go with my boys. A transforming experience a must-try. Do not add more nice things written by other reviewers. I came home with a desire to return and especially myself I do not feel the same as before. A very special place and for those who have faith a place where you can meet Christ in communion with the brothers of all Christian confessions, in prayer, in song, in peace in the silence ...
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  • August 13, 2017
    A place with a large impact on the soul. You don't have to be faithful to find peace during services (3 per day). The songs are compelling, but not devoid of religious rhetoric. Am now for the second time (only some services and stay at a b&b in Cluny), but time sure back.
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  • August 27, 2017
    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.
  • August 18, 2017
    I am happy to be here, because It has increased my self esteem and I meet people from all over the world.
  • August 27, 2017
    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.
  • August 30, 2017
    Best place ever. Try once in life!
  • March 23, 2017
    I am from India and I was here for about 45 days (in 2016 May). I can say that this place genuinely changed something in me. If I go there again in the future ,I would do even better to remember it is a monastery and a place where you have to rest your so soul rather than resist with it. So I might experience it even better. It put me at peace and I could focus much better on my career once I got back home (also met people from a lot of different countries). My respect to the Brothers of Taize. I learnt the true meaning of what dedication is from them. Thank You Bros :D ;)

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