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Published on April 20th, 2016 | by ABCUSA


You are invited! Travel to Taizé in June

2016taizecoverYou 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 2-14, 2016.  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.

View photos from the 2015 trip.

View photos from the 2014 trip.

If you have questions about the trip or to hear from a past participant, please contact bridget.lipin@abc-usa.org.

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 2
Fly to Paris.

Friday, June 3
Arrive in Paris. Enjoy the day in Chartres visiting the cathedral.
STAY: Chartres

Saturday, June 4
Enjoy the morning in Chartres and
drive to Burgundy in the afternoon.
STAY: Near Vezelay

Sunday, June 5
Today we travel to Taizé with a visit
to Brancion, arriving in the afternoon.
STAY: Taizé

June 5–12
A week at Taizé
STAY: The Taizé community

Sunday, June 12
Morning prayer at Taizé
Travel to Paris.
STAY: Paris

Monday, June 13
A day in Paris with an evening dinner cruise
STAY: Paris

Tuesday, June 14
Fly from Paris.


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