Taizé Prayer

Taizé Prayer with Individual Confessions   

Taizé is a tiny village in Burgundy, in the eastern part of France.  Since 1940 it has been the home of an ecumenical community of brothers whose prayer, three times each day, is at the center of their life.  Visitors of all ages and backgrounds come to Taizé on personal pilgrimage or to participate in international meetings of prayer and reflection.

From its beginnings, the community has promoted reconciliation among all Christians. Their ultimate goal is the unity among all people.

Taizé prayer centers around the cross and consists of mantra-like singing of simple songs focused on reconciliation and healing. This style of prayer has been adopted by many churches throughout the world.                                

When and where do we pray Taizé Prayer?

  • At 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the Month from October through May

  • Ordinarily in the St. Joseph Chapel

  • In the Teresa of Calcutta Hall on the second Tuesday of December and the Tuesday in Holy week

  • Please see our calendar for scheduled dates.

What happens during Taizé Prayer?

  • Lighting of candles

  • Blessing of the Light

  • Veneration of the Cross

  • Proclamation of the Word of God

  • Singing of Taizé music

  • Individual celebration of the Sacrament of reconciliation

    Upcoming Events

    Mar 30
    2017
    Thursday
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    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
    Mar 31
    2017
    Friday
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    10:00 AM
    Find your inner silenceConsider joining us for Centering Prayer. Contemplative Prayer GroupMeet with other spiritual seekers to discuss a book about centering prayer...
    Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
    Mar 31 to Apr 1
    2017
    Friday
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    12:00 PM
    At the request of Pope Francis, we are embarking on A Revolution of Love and Tenderness. The source and summit of this revolution is God. It is in God that we find our inspiration...
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    Apr 6
    2017
    Thursday
    at
    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
    Apr 7
    2017
    Friday
    at
    10:00 AM
    Find your inner silenceConsider joining us for Centering Prayer. Contemplative Prayer GroupMeet with other spiritual seekers to discuss a book about centering prayer...
    Apr 8
    2017
    Photo Art Sculpture Headshot Jesus on the Cross
    Apr 9
    2017
    Sunday
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    2:15 PM
    Palm Sunday Meditation ConcertApril 9 at 2:15pmVespers to follow at 3:00pmThe Basilica of Saint Mary, Choir Stalls The Basilica Schola CantorumTeri Larson, conductorwithBaroque EnsembleLeah...
    Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
    Apr 10
    2017
    Monday
    at
    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls behind the high altar.
    Basilica choir stalls, angel with stained glass window
    Apr 11
    2017
    Tuesday
    at
    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls behind the high altar.
    Apr 11
    2017
    Tuesday
    at
    5:30 PM
    This service is characterized by mantra-like singing of simple, yet beautiful songs, following the Taizé community tradition of communal prayer focused on reconciliation and healing. The service is...