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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, 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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  • ...a place of encounter with many cultures and of a deep spirituality. The community lives its life as a parable of christian unity  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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  • 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 ;)
  • Wonderful place to experience and explore Christian faith - for believers and seekers alike.
  • I spent a week with the community in Advent, a very relaxed atmosphere, plenty of people to talk with. I erected a poster at the church I attend advertising a UK Taize event in Birmingham 2017. Wishing your community good health. Tank you for providing so much space for your followers. Glad I didn't stay at Taize during the summer. eg when you have 3thousand new comers around in one week. Good Luck praying for peace & happiness in the Lord.
  • If you need to uplift your spirit, come here. A place of light in these dark ages.
  • Great place!. You will meet amazing people here