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The Taizé Community attempts to send pilgrims back from youth meetings to their local churches, to their parishes, groups or communities, to undertake, with many others, a “ Pilgrimage of Trust on Earth .” Every year around New Year ( usually from 28 December to 1 January ), a meeting in a large European city attracts several tens of thousands of young adults.
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Taizé and Community
Today new expressions of Christian monasticism, many of which ecumenical, are developing in places such as the Bose Monastic Community in Italy, the Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem throughout Europe, and the Taizé Community in France, and the mainly Evangelical Protestant New Monasticism.
In early 1950s, the catholic Taizé Community in France started to attract youths from several religious denominations with worship hymns based on modern melodies.
In 1944 Roger Schütz, a pastor of the Swiss Reformed Church, founded a small religious brotherhood in France which became known as the Taizé Community.
In Taizé lives the Taizé Community, a monastic, ecumenical, international community founded in 1940 by Frère Roger, which has today just over 100 brothers from many different countries and from different Christian traditions.
It is organized by brothers of the Taizé Community, sisters of St. Andrew, and young volunteers from all over Europe, and from the host city.
Taizé and pilgrims
The village church of Taizé, which had been used for the community's prayers, became too small to accommodate the pilgrims.
Taizé and from
Over 100, 000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer, Bible study, sharing, and communal work.
The first international young adults meeting was organized in Taizé in 1966 with 1400 participants from 30 countries.
In his " Unfinished Letter ", published after his death, Brother Roger is quoted to have proposed to " widen " the " Pilgrimage of Trust " originating from the Taizé community.
Materials from organisations with a strong ecumenical emphasis, such as the Iona Community and Taizé, are evidence of this.
Since the late 1950s, many thousands of young adults from many countries have found their way to Taizé to take part in weekly meetings of prayer and reflection.
He took Catholic sacrament of the Eucharist every morning at the Catholic Mass in Taizé, and he received the sacrament from both the current and former Pope, seemingly in contravention of canonical prohibitions on administering the sacrament to those not in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
Taizé and youth
In 1998, Brother Roger had designated Brother Alois Löser, a German who had originally come to Taizé as a youth and became one of the brothers, as his successor.
Taizé and meetings
Throughout the year, meetings for young adults between 17 and 30 years old ( and, within certain limits, for adults and families with children ) take place in Taizé.
In addition, Taizé brothers make visits and lead meetings, large and small, in Africa, North and South America, Asia, and in Europe, as part of a “ pilgrimage of trust on earth ”.
Taizé and with
Walter Kasper, the president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, who celebrated the Mass with four priest-brothers of Taizé concelebrating.
Taizé and “
For Roger, France was a “ land of poverty, a land of wartime suffering, but a land of inner freedom .” He eventually settled in Taizé, which was a small desolate village just north of Cluny, the birthplace of western monasticism.
Taizé and on
During a Taizé gathering in Paris in 1995, he spoke to more than 100, 000 young people who were sitting on the floor of an exhibition hall.
Brother Roger was stabbed to death during the evening prayer service in Taizé on August 16, 2005 by a young Romanian woman named Luminiţa Ruxandra Solcan who was later deemed mentally ill.
Brother Roger's community and friends attended the liturgy in the vast monastery church at Taizé, while thousands more followed it on a huge screen in fields outside the church.
* Meditations on the way of the cross / by Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Brother Roger of Taizé ( 1987 ) Translation of: Kreuzweg ISBN 0-8298-0585-0