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Published on January 29th, 2014 | by ABCUSA

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You are invited! Travel to Taizé

You are invited….to experience Taizé. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for prayer, renewal and reflection on a pilgrimage to Taizé, June 19-July 1, 2014. Learn More/Register

The Taizé Community
Taizé, in the south of Burgundy, France, is the home of an international, ecumenical community founded in 1940 by Brother Roger. The brothers are committed for their whole life to material and spiritual sharing, to celibacy, and to a great simplicity of life. Today, the community is made up of over a hundred brothers. The brothers’ background range from Catholic to various Protestant denominations and they come from more than twenty-five nations. At the heart of daily life in Taizé are three times of prayer together. This sung prayer sets the rhythm of the week.

You are invited:

to worship and pray
The focus of our pilgrimage will be a week at the Taizé Community. Each participant will join the community for sung prayer three times a day, meet with the brothers for Bible study and belong to a small group made up of young people from around the world.

to hold silence
Taizé-style worship and prayer is filled with the gift of silence. Participants will learn how silence allows inner space to listen deeply and draws us into the heart of God.

to open your heart
You are invited to join us not as a tourist, but as a pilgrim. Brother Roger called Taizé a “pilgrimage of trust on earth.” At the heart of this trust is the ministry of reconciliation which brings young people from around the world together in prayer.

A Day at Taizé includes:
Group Bible study with one of the brothers followed by small group interaction with young adults from around the world. Prayer and singing three times a day in the Church of the Reconciliation. Free time to walk, journal, study, pray and enjoy new friends.

Thursday, June 19
Fly to Paris.

Friday, June 20
Arrive in Paris. Enjoy the day in Chartres visiting the cathedral.
STAY: Chartres

Saturday, June 21
Enjoy the morning in Chartres and drive to Burgundy in the afternoon.
STAY: Beaune

Sunday, June 22
Today we travel to Taizé with a visit to Brancion, arriving in the afternoon.
STAY: Taizé

June 22–June 29
A week at Taizé
STAY: The Taizé community

Sunday, June 29
Morning prayer at Taizé. Travel to Paris.
STAY: Paris

Monday, June 30
A day in Paris with an evening dinner cruise
STAY: Paris

Tuesday, July 1
Fly from Paris.

Registration:
This Pilgrimage is primarily created for those aged 17-29, though everyone is welcome. Send this completed form now to reserve your space. The registration fee is $300, which will be applied to your final cost. We will send confirmation, with other essential information, after receiving your registration. Cost is per-person sharing, and includes most meals, and does not include a flight to Paris.  Cost: Young Adult, age 17–29: $1,500 Adult, age 30 and older: $1,650

 


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