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Taizé Prayer

Jan 26, 2016 6:38:31 PM / by Ellen Jewett '16 posted in Prayer


Every other Thursday night, gentle music and soft words fill the darkened STM Chapel as students briefly suspend their studies to gather in prayer. The faint glow of a few lights creates a welcoming warmth as we come together after a long day. Here our varied paths intersect, if only for a fleeting moment. We join together in Taizé prayer, an ecumenical, multilingual form of prayer that originated in 1940 in a community in Taizé, France and quickly spread around the world. It combines prayers, readings, and music with brief silences, leaving spaces for meditation and thought.

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