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Taizé Prayer

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

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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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