During World War II, a young Roger Louis Schütz-Marsauche offered shelter and hospitality within the small village Taizé, France to refugees fleeing the war-torn area. This simple act of kindness led to the founding of the ecumenical, monastic community known as“Taizé.” The Taizé Community’s primary vocation has long been known to be a bridge for communion among all peoples, with its specific focus on reconciliation – not only among divided Christians, but more importantly, among humanity - reflecting God's presence and love among the poor and most vulnerable, the dying, the imprisoned, and the spiritually and emotionally wounded.
Today, thousands of pilgrims (most especially, young adults) come from all over the world to experience and participate in the contemplative prayer of Taizé, which includes the singing of repetitive scriptural chants, silence, and reflection. Through this manner of prayer, communal gathering and dialogue, pilgrims are invited to a deeper communion with God and to be a leaven of peace and reconciliation for the world.
You are cordially invited to participate in a service of contemplative worship in the tradition of Taizé on Tuesday, October 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph's Chapel at The Village at Incarnate Word. We will join with our retired citizens to pray for peace and reconciliation in the world. For more information, please contact: Brenda Dimas/UMM, 210-829-3128 or Lena Gokelman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information on the history, community, and current events of Taizé, go to: taize.fr
Persons with disabilities needing special assistance to attend should contact the ADA coordinator at least five university business days prior to the event atwww.uiw.edu/ada or 210-829-6035
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
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